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Remembering Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts

Journalist Cokie Roberts has died at age 75.  Roberts, a New Orleans native, was the daughter of two legendary United States Representatives from Louisiana – Congressman Hale Boggs (1941-1943; 1947-1972) and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs (1973-1991), the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana.  In a career that spanned decades, Roberts was a well-respected journalist and political commentator covering Capitol Hill for NPR, PBS, and ABC News.  During her visits home to Louisiana, Roberts was also a guest on LPB.  Here are our videos on Cokie Roberts:

Cokie Roberts on Louisiana Legends


Louisiana Legends Interview (1996)

Watch Cokie Roberts discuss her family, career, and the 1996 presidential election in this Louisiana Legends interview with host Gus Weill. 


Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet


Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet (2006)

See Cokie Roberts and her family discuss the life and trailblazing career of Congresswoman Lindy Boggs in this 2006 documentary.


Cokie Roberts at 2011 Book Festival


Louisiana Book Talk (2011)

View Roberts discussing her book Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families at the 2011 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge.


Cokie Roberts in 2015


LEH Humanist of the Year (2015)

Watch Cokie Roberts’ acceptance speech for the 2015 Humanist of the Year Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).