Skip to comments.Longtime journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75
Posted on 09/17/2019 8:01:45 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
ABC News, NPR and PBS journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has passed away at age 75, according to a network announcement.
"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."
From 1996-2002, Roberts co-anchored ABCs "This Week" with Sam Donaldson. She also served as a political commentator and chief congressional analyst for "This Week" during her tenure at ABC dating back to 1988.
Not good with all these names.
Is it too bad or is it good riddance? :)
My sympathies to Ms. Roberts’s family and friends.
” a better place and all of us better journalists.”
Reminder: Free Republic has a long tradition of being respectful of our enemies, on obituary threads.
There are a few heinous exceptions, but Cokie is not one of them.
She was a clearly a Democrat.
More old school.
Goodbye. Hope she knows the Savior.
She suffers no longer and neither will we by her tongue. RIP
From what I recall, Cokie was a smart lady a good speaker.
She always dressed well.
She was Old School Democrat, pleasant, and able to discuss without seeking to destroy her opponent . The kind of Democrat that I was raised listening to on 60 Minutes type programs. I always got the impression that she enjoyed every minute on the air speaking her mind about the news of the day. She was a News Hound, like most of us here.
She was not one of the wackier journalists of today and was Southern bred . . both parents served in the House and her mom was US Ambassador to the Holy See. Certainly left of center but was willing to be tougher on the Left than most.
Democrat operative, nothing more.
That’s what passes for journalist these days.
i am pretty sure Cokie ripped Bill Clinton a new one when it came to Monica. so she seemed to have some standards!
Not sure but I think she more of the “softer” old school type democrat. But she should have hung up her gloves a long time ago and enjoyed life instead of trying to be in the limelight.
RIP, Ms. Roberts.
I was in a flight with her once. Didnt speak to her and she was in first class. What struck me was how tiny she was. Maybe 5 1. If she cracked 100 pounds she just barely cracked it. Nervous affect, but maybe being among the plebes was offputting
Cokie was a lifelong Democratic swamp creature. DC royalty: her mother was Rep. Lindy Boggs (an old fashioned democrat who was a practicing Catholic and did vote pro-life), who herself succeeded her late husband Hale Boggs, who was House Democratic leader when his plane disappeared in Alaska in 1972. Cokie adjusted her views regularly, in line with the leftward drift of her party, and was a reliable flack for the Establishment Left. RIP.
She was the real deal - an old style journalist with class and ethics. Prayers for her family and loved ones...
She certainly is one of them. The liberal mouthpiece is an enemy.
I remember the time that she said airline pilots should not be armed because they might start shooting passengers.
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