Cokie Roberts in Conversation with Cynthia Gorney
Presented by Graduate School of Journalism
COKIE ROBERTS is a political commentator for ABC News where for fifteen years she has covered Congress, politics and public policy. She also serves as Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio. From 1996-2002 she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. In her more than thirty years in broadcasting, Roberts has won countless awards, including two Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.
In addition to her appearances on the airwaves, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by United Media. The Roberts are also contributing editors to USA Weekend, and together they wrote From this Day Forward, an account of their more than thirty five year marriage and other marriages in American history. The book immediately went onto The New York Times bestseller list, following a run of half a year on the list by Cokie Roberts' other book, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters. The number one bestseller is an account of women's roles and relationships throughout American history. Roberts latest book, Founding Mothers, offers stories of the women who raised this nation.
CYNTHIA GORNEY is a professor of Journalism, a former staff writer for The Washington Post, where she worked as a West Coast-based national correspondent, South America bureau chief, and metro reporter. She is the author of "Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars," and has written for numerous magazines, including the The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Health, O: the Oprah Magazine, and Bazaar. She has also worked as a visiting Poynter Institute teacher, a newsroom writing coach and consultant, and a host and interviewer on "Forum," the Northern California public affairs radio program on KQED-FM. Gorney is a past recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors feature writing award, and at the Journalism School she teaches feature writing, reporting the news, law and ethics, profiles, and a variety of other writing courses.
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Cokie Roberts in conversation with Cynthia Gorney. Roberts' latest book, "Founding Mothers", offers stories of the women who raised this nation. Tickets are currently on-sale through Cal Performances.
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