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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:10 PM


Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
Sep 17, 2019, 10:25 AM ET
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.

"We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness," her family said in a statement.

Her death was due to complications from breast cancer.

Roberts, born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, said she got the name "Cokie" from her older brother, who couldn't pronounce Corinne and dubbed her Cokie instead. The name stuck with her ever since.

"Cokie Roberts will be dearly missed," said James Goldston, president of ABC News. "Cokie's kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists."

Roberts was "a true pioneer for women in journalism," Goldston said, "well-regarded for her insightful analysis of politics and policy in Washington, D.C., countless newsmaking interviews, and, notably, her unwavering support for generations of young women and men who would follow in her footsteps."

She is survived by her husband, fellow journalist Steven Roberts, her children, Lee and Rebecca and her six grandchildren.

Roberts graduated from Wellesley College in 1964 with a degree in political science and began her career in radio as a foreign correspondent for CBS in the 1970s and started covering Capitol Hill for National Public Radio in 1978, reporting on the Panama Canal Treaty.

She was assigned to Capitol Hill full-time in the early 1980s, serving as the network's congressional correspondent for more than a decade.

(MORE: 'Until we meet again': A fond farewell to my friend Cokie Roberts) Roberts co-anchored ABC's "This Week" with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002. She also served as political commentator, chief congressional analyst and a commentator for "This Week" during her three decades at ABC.




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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:17 PM

Another marxists bites it.

And before anyone other than the usual assortment bitches, remember this. These are the people that lied to us for a generation. They shaped everything we believe with their lies. They lived amazing lives lying to us. I want to see them all turn to dust.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:18 PM

Her father was Hale Boggs, a Louisiana congressman who died in an apparent plane crash in Alaska in 1972.
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:20 PM

View Posthelton, on 17 September 2019 - 06:18 PM, said:

Her father was Hale Boggs, a Louisiana congressman who died in an apparent plane crash in Alaska in 1972.


Did Boggs know the Clintons?

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:12 PM

I liked her. She pretty much just reported the news and left the opinions to others.

RIP
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:55 PM

View PostTaggart Transcontinental, on 17 September 2019 - 06:17 PM, said:

Another marxists bites it.

And before anyone other than the usual assortment bitches, remember this. These are the people that lied to us for a generation. They shaped everything we believe with their lies. They lived amazing lives lying to us. I want to see them all turn to dust.

:clap: :2up:

View PostLadybird, on 17 September 2019 - 07:12 PM, said:

I liked her. She pretty much just reported the news and left the opinions to others.

RIP

:huh:



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:53 AM

I'll just stick with, "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:39 AM

She was a leftist, no doubt. In her time for journalist, however, they at least tried to hide it. She was no exception.

RIP...,
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:31 AM

View PostRedSoloCup, on 18 September 2019 - 04:53 AM, said:

I'll just stick with, "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."

Exactly why I didn't comment.
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

:blink:


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:39 PM

View Postgrimreefer, on 18 September 2019 - 07:31 PM, said:

:blink:


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Maybe he was thinking of Cookie from Empire.
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:48 PM

View PostLadybird, on 18 September 2019 - 07:39 PM, said:

Maybe he was thinking of Cookie from Empire.

I don't know who that is. Does she look like Christiane?
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:00 PM

View Postgrimreefer, on 18 September 2019 - 07:48 PM, said:

I don't know who that is. Does she look like Christiane?

Ummm not exactly.
https://www.ebony.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/empire.jpg
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:09 PM

View PostLadybird, on 18 September 2019 - 08:00 PM, said:

Ummm not exactly.
https://www.ebony.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/empire.jpg


Janet Jackson?
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:18 PM

View PostTikk, on 18 September 2019 - 08:09 PM, said:

Janet Jackson?


No it's Taraji Henson, an actress. She's on the same show (Empire) that Juicy Smolier was on before his brush with infamy.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:46 PM

View PostLadybird, on 18 September 2019 - 08:18 PM, said:

No it's Taraji Henson, an actress. She's on the same show (Empire) that Juicy Smolier was on before his brush with infamy.


Yea when I was scrolling by, that was my first thought.

Pretty woman that isn't a toothpick.

And his brush with infamy was completely self inflicted and criminal.
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:47 PM

View PostLadybird, on 17 September 2019 - 07:12 PM, said:

I liked her. She pretty much just reported the news and left the opinions to others.

RIP

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