Cokie Roberts

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.”

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.”