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ABC, NPR Commentator Cokie Roberts Presents Insider's View of Washington

Emily Gardner

October 8, 2015

ABC News and NPR Commentator to Visit Texas Tech

Roberts opens the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series on Oct. 15.

Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, ABC and NPR political commentator and best-selling author, will present “An Insider's View of Washington, D.C.” at 7 p.m. Oct. 15, as part of Texas Tech University's Presidential Lecture & Performance Series. The lecture will be given in the Student Union Building's Allen Theatre.

“It is a privilege to welcome Cokie Roberts to Texas Tech as part of the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “Her extensive background in covering the news offers a unique insight into political, national and global affairs. We are fortunate to have a person of her caliber opening the 10th anniversary of the series.”

Roberts has more than 40 years of broadcasting experience and has provided political analysis for network news programming on ABC and NPR. She also is the former co-anchor of “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.” She has won three Emmy awards and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. American Women in Radio and Television named her one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. Roberts wrote best-sellers “We Are Our Mothers' Daughters” in 2004, “Ladies of Liberty” in 2008 and “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women in Washington, 1848-1868” in 2015. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Tickets cost $18 per person and are available at all Select-a-Seat locations, by phone at (806) 770-2000 or by visiting the Select-a-Seat website. Texas Tech students can claim one free ticket by showing their student ID at the Allen Theatre Information Desk.