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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cokie Roberts dies.

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"Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.

Roberts won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her decades-long career. 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 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress in 2008"

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-09-17 11:39 AM | Reply

Also noteworthy

"Roberts came from a political family: she was the daughter of (Thomas) Hale Boggs, the former Democratic House majority leader and representative from New Orleans. Her father was also a member of the Warren commission that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy"

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-09-17 11:44 AM | Reply

I've listened to her for so many years and I didn't even know she was ill. RIP you will be missed Cokie.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-17 11:58 AM | Reply

Cokie is fine, but I prefer Diet Cokie.

- Fat Nixon.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-17 01:53 PM | Reply

"She never treated me nicely"

Trump

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-17 02:53 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by danni

Same here. I know she had slowed down but not that she was ill. She was still appearing regularly on NPR. Her insights as a commentator pretty much always made you think.

Apparently it was complications to breast cancer, that's the thing about cancers usually it isn't the cancer that actually kills you but the complications. Pneumonia is a common cause of death in these cases.

NPR Link - Nice article.

Speaking of making you think, I do remember this one:
As a commentator, Roberts sometimes walked a line that threatened to eclipse her role as a dispassionate journalist. In a February 2016 op-ed co-authored with her husband, they called on "the rational wing" of the Republican Party to stop the nomination of Donald Trump. "[Trump] is one of the least qualified candidates ever to make a serious run for the presidency," Roberts and her husband wrote. "If he is nominated by a major party " let alone elected " the reputation of the United States would suffer a devastating blow around the world."

RIP

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-09-17 03:38 PM | Reply

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