Cokie Roberts: Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and Capital Dames

TUE, JUL 21, 2015 (51:14)

With a lifetime of experience in Washington politics and a deep and abiding interest in the role women have played in American history, Cokie Roberts has a singular perspective on the importance of women in shaping our country.

Roberts has explored this topic in two best-selling books, Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty and in her most recent work_ Capital Dames: The Civil War and Women of Washington_ she commemorates the achievements and legacies of remarkable women during that wrenching period.

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With a lifetime of experience in Washington politics and a deep and abiding interest in the role women have played in American history, Cokie Roberts has a singular perspective on the importance of women in shaping our country. Her books Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty became instant bestsellers, and her most recent work Capital Dames: The Civil War and Women of Washington commemorates the achievements and legacies of remarkable women during that wrenching period. Ms. Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming, as well as for NPR. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend.”

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