Tickets on Sale for Cokie Roberts

Photo of Cokie Roberts
Photo of Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for NPR and ABC news. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.  In addition to her reporting, Roberts has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history.

Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by Universal U Click. They  have also written two books together: Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, published in 2011, and From this Day Forward, an account of their now almost fifty year marriage and other marriages in American history. The book immediately went onto The New York Timesbestseller list, following Cokie Roberts’s number one bestseller, We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, an account of American women’s roles and relationships over time.  Roberts’s other history books recounting the untold and remarkable contributions of women to the country’s founding and its preservation: Founding Mothers, published in 2004, Ladies of Liberty in 2008, and Capital Dames in 2015about women and Washington in the Civil War—all also rated as New York Times bestsellers.

Roberts holds dozens of honorary degrees and serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions. In 2008 the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor.  She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.

WYSU is working with St. John’s Episcopal Church, the YSU Office of University Events, and Cokie's staff, to make this event a success.  A book signing will follow the lecture at Stambaugh.  Tickets can also be purchased by calling the box office at 330-259-0555. 

TIckets are $10 and all students with a valid YSU ID may have one free ticket.