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Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

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Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

Renee's guest is NPR and ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts, whose more than 40-year career in broadcasting has earned her countless awards, including induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Roberts discusses her storied career, the state of civic engagement, the conversation about real and fake news, inspiring women to pursue journalism, and more.
S12 E33 Length 28:06 Premiere 5.22.17

Cokie Roberts on Current Politics and a Storied Career

Cokie Roberts has witnessed many dramatic events in Washington, D.C. – not just in her four decades as a political journalist and commentator for NPR and ABC, but even as a child. The Louisiana native was the daughter of longtime U.S. Representatives Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs, who collectively served the people of New Orleans for 46 years.

“It is such a privilege – you have a front seat to history,” says Roberts. “You do get used to it, and you shouldn’t, because it is a very special thing to be able to be in the room… when all kinds of special things are happening.”

Roberts appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss her career, the state of politics and journalism today, and her work to document prominent women in American history.

Choosing Journalism Over the Family Business

Roberts admits she considered following in her parents’ footsteps. Her father was elected to one term in Congress during World War II. Hale Boggs, a Democrat, returned to the U.S. House after the war and would stay there until October 1972, when he was killed in a plane crash. Roberts’ mother, Lindy Boggs, succeeded her husband, and represented Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district until her retirement in 1991.

But any plans of politics ended when Roberts met her future husband in college. Steve Roberts wanted to be a journalist, and Cokie Roberts thought her entering politics would complicate his life too much. She says she has a tremendous respect for people who serve in office, and she sees her role as a journalist as an equally vital public service.

“I do feel strongly that informing the voters about what’s going on, trying to explain it in ways that people can understand it, and putting the issues out there is a form of participation,” Roberts says.

After decades as a journalist, Roberts now she now works as a commentator and analyst in a syndicated newspaper column she writes with her husband, on her weekly chats for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and on ABC news programs. She says she enjoys all three mediums and the unique strengths they have for conveying stories.

Roberts is less sanguine on the rise of new media and the rise of the 24-hour news cycle. She’s concerned that much of what people read on the internet beyond traditional news outlets isn’t properly reported and edited. Plus, there are added pressures of being the first to post a breaking story. Roberts says she disagrees with some online news outlets that seek to break news even before all the facts have been verified.

“I think a huge amount of our job as older journalists is to quash that,” says Roberts, “and explain to young people that, no, getting it first is not the most important thing. Getting it right is.”

Even with the challenges facing news media these days, Roberts says she’s thrilled that so many young people still want to pursue careers in journalism. And she’s especially happy to note that many of the nation’s journalism schools are filled with female students.

Politics of Division

In addition to the financial pressures facing some news organizations, especially print outlets, there’s also the frontal assault on the legitimacy of mainstream media. Roberts says she believes there’s a deliberate attempt by President Donald Trump and other politicians and pundits to undermine institutions that have traditionally served as a check on political power.

“There’s no such thing as ‘fake news.’ It’s either news or it’s fake,” Roberts says. “There are no alternative facts. They’re facts or they’re not.”

At the same time, Roberts takes a long view of the division and dissatisfaction in politics today. She notes how many Americans have great confidence in the military now, but didn’t in the years following the Vietnam War. And many voters are dissatisfied with the government now, but had strong confidence in it after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, says Roberts. She bemoans that civility has reached a low point in public discourse, but then offers a reminder that the nation was far more divided in the years just prior to the Civil War.

“We’re in a moment when people are feeling very angry and feeling that they want their voices heard on both sides,” says Roberts. “I’m thrilled that there’s activism on both sides. I think that having an active citizenry is a very important part of our republic.”

Roberts adds that voters are tired of political posturing and want to see the government get things done. She says she hopes politicians on both sides of the aisle will reach beyond their entrenched, partisan bases to embrace more people and ideas in the middle of the political spectrum.

Women in American History

Now that she’s free from the rigors of deadline reporting, Roberts has more time to focus on writing books. She and her husband Steve have authored titles about their long marriage (they wed in 1966) and about being an interfaith family (she was raised Catholic, and he is Jewish).

She’s also written a series about women in American history. Roberts’ 2004 book “Founding Mothers” explored the little-known women who played critical roles in the American Revolution. In 2008, she followed up with “Ladies of Liberty,” which profiled more women who shaped the young nation. “Capital Dames,” published in 2015, moves the story to the mid-19th century to detail how the Civil War changed life for women in Washington.

Roberts admits her publisher had to convince her to write about America’s bloodiest conflict.

“I really didn’t want to write a Civil War book partly because my ancestors fought on the wrong side,” Roberts jokes.

But she also had more serious reservations about the idea.

“I hate the Civil War. [It] is such a failure of the political system,” says Roberts. “The idea that they couldn’t get to emancipation without killing a half a million Americans is just so depressing and wrong that I didn’t want to deal with it.”

Her next book project will explore the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Roberts says the suffrage movement of the late 1800s and the work of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well known. Instead, she says she’s curious to examine the fight for ratification.

“20th-century women were tortured and imprisoned and force-fed and terrible things happened,” says Roberts. “But that’s what it required: it was that kind of radicalism [needed] in order to get the amendment passed and ratified.”

That book is scheduled for release in 2020, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of American women finally gaining voting rights.

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Angel Clark and Bianca Spriggs - S8 E2

Photographer Angel Clark, director of the Center for HIV Prevention and Community Outreach at AVOL AIDS Volunteers, Inc., and Lexington writer, poet, and performer Bianca Spriggs, discuss their work with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association in facilitating workshops for incarcerated women in Kentucky for The SwallowTale Project and the upcoming multimodal exhibit "The Thirteen."

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U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan, Jr. - Eastern District of Kentucky - S15 E14

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Robert Duncan, Jr. talks about addressing the opioid epidemic, violent crime, child exploitation, scams against the elderly, and more.

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Poverty in Kentucky - S8 E3

Renee and poverty eradication experts and advocates discuss poverty's growing grip on Kentucky's families and children and the efforts being made to improve the well-being of Kentuckians.

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Rev. Kimberly Jones - S8 E4

Renee talks with Miss Plus America, the Rev. Kimberly Jones from Louisville, about pageantry and how recognition of full-figured women affects body image of young girls.

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dream hampton - S8 E5

Acclaimed hip hop journalist and culture critic dream hampton has written about music, culture, and politics for 20 years. She is "divesting herself of hip hop" and discusses why she is ready to turn her back on the genre that has consumed much of her career.

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Tara Betts - S8 E6

Poet Tara Betts talks about her writing and her work as an activist for literacy. Betts, a lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University, is the author of Arc and Hue, her 2009 debut collection of poetry. She recently spoke at the 2012 Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

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Mimi Pickering and Dr. Catherine Fosl - S8 E7

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Pastor Edward Palmer - Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform - S15 E2

Pastor Edward Palmer works to eliminate disproportionate minority contact within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. He talks about Kentucky's juvenile justice reform efforts, how he's working with justice officials in addressing racial biases, and more. Pastor Palmer is a certified diversity trainer and the current chair of the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice. He is also serving his fifth term as a Radcliff city councilman.

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Susan Pope - S8 E12

Renee's guest is Danville actress Susan Pope, who is touring with her one-woman play, Dreadfully White, described as a zany look at the serious subject of growing up in a violent family.

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M.A.D.E. (Motivating Youth All Day Everyday) - S8 E13

Teaching life lessons beyond classroom textbooks is what a former UK football player and a one-time incarcerated gang member have in common. Quincy Murdock and Logan Avritt are working to improve GPA's for at-risk kids and dial down the lure of gangs and violence. It's called M.A.D.E. - Motivating Youth All Day Everyday. A 2012 KET production.

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Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

An author, life coach, and radio talk show host, Cathy Holloway Hill has written a book on how to uncover and discover the real you in Lies, Love and Life.

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Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

Affrilachian poet and performer Bianca Spriggs discusses "The Thirteen," an exhibit and performance revolving around the lives of 13 black women who were lynched in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries. A 2013 KET production.

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Derek Anderson - S8 E18

Former University of Kentucky Wildcat and NBA player Derek Anderson discusses his new book, Stamina, about how he overcame poverty and other challenges.

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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

Dayna Seelig, the Kentucky Spirited Chef, discusses the spirit of hospitality, along with her new book, Kentucky Spirited Treasures: Bourbon Wine & 'Shine.

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Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

A look at "Thrivals 5.0: "The Quest: The Call to Adventure," part of Louisville's IdeaFestival. Thrivals 5.0 presents an interactive introduction to "questors" who have not just dared to dream but have achieved their dream. A 2013 KET production.

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Dr. Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

Renee welcomes Dr. Alexandra Bradner, University of Kentucky Philosophy professor, who wrote a critique of the MTV series Buckwild.

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Jane Beshear - S8 E21

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear discusses her tenure and what she hopes to accomplish in the remaining two years. A 2013 KET production.

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Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

Janet Steele Holloway, founder of Women Leading Kentucky and author, discusses her coming of age autobiography A Willful Child.

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Byron Hurt - S8 E25

Acclaimed filmmaker Byron Hurt talks about his latest film, Soul Food Junkies, the history and hazards of the high-fat cuisine and the love it inspires.

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Connections - S15 E15

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Lexington Artists - S8 E28

Renee speaks with Lexington artists Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde about the Lexington Tattoo Project and Lexington artist Denise E. Brown, who tackles the sensitive issues of race, class, and society in her works.

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Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

Renee speaks with Beth Dotson Brown, an award winning freelance writer and editor who lives in Lancaster, Kentucky. She is the author of Yes! I Am Catholic and contributor to A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors.

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Connections - S15 E16

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Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

Renee's guest is Jakobi Williams, a Chicago native and assistant professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky. He discusses his book From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago.

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Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

Renee talks with Frank Minnifield, former pro football player and Kentucky businessman, about the 11th annual induction ceremony of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, an effort he spearheaded to recognize gridiron greats while raising money for youth organizations.

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Opioid Addiction Response and Research - S15 E3

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

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Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

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Inclusivity in Fashion - Frankie Lewis; RaeShanda Johnson - S15 E13

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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

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Rachael Denhollander - S15 E11

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Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

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Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

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Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

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Season 12

Kinship Care Activist Katie Okumu

S12 E46 Length 26:27

Photographer Carol Peachee

S12 E45 Length 28:02

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

S12 E44 Length 28:28

Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson

S12 E43 Length 29:17

Criminal Justice Reform

S12 E42 Length 28:08

Kayla Rae Whitaker

S12 E41 Length 28:01

Uncovering Bias in Preschool Education

S12 E40 Length 29:01

The Latest Data on Kentucky's Kids

S12 E39 Length 28:01

Building Leadership Skills

S12 E38 Length 29:01

The Ali Center's Donald Lassere

S12 E37 Length 28:46

Improving Nutrition in the Daily Diet

S12 E36 Length 27:06

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E35 Length 28:19

Innovation at the Alltech Conference

S12 E34 Length 28:33

Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

S12 E33 Length 28:06

2017 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

S12 E32 Length 28:03

Alison Lundergan Grimes

S12 E31 Length 28:37

Sexual Trauma in the Military

S12 E30 Length 28:01

Foster Care

S12 E29 Length 28:46

Justice Secretary John Tilley

S12 E23 Length 29:36

Job Training in Kentucky

S12 E22 Length 29:31

Kentucky Tourism

S12 E21 Length 28:01

Reducing Youth Violence

S12 E20 Length 28:21

State Treasurer Allison Ball

S12 E19 Length 28:51

Poverty in America

S12 E18 Length 28:02

Homelessness in Kentucky

S12 E17 Length 28:46

Sadiqa Reynolds

S12 E16 Length 28:06

Cory Jewell Jensen

S12 E15 Length 28:02

Bill Goodman

S12 E14 Length 28:37

Promoting Health Equity

S12 E13 Length 29:01

Kentucky's Teacher of the Year

S12 E12 Length 27:22

Important Issues for Seniors

S12 E11 Length 28:20

Nonprofit Organizations

S12 E10 Length 28:22

Iris Wilbur and Colmon Elridge

S12 E9 Length 28:01

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E8 Length 28:32

Activism Through Music and Art

S12 E7 Length 28:31

Paducah's Merryman House

S12 E6 Length 28:07

The Achievement Gap

S12 E5 Length 28:01

Discussing Domestic Violence

S12 E4 Length 28:32

Musician Jon Secada

S12 E3 Length 29:13

Playwright Mitzi Sinnott

S12 E2 Length 27:12

FDA Chief Dr. Robert Califf

S12 E1 Length 26:26

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