Veteran Journalist Cokie Roberts Speaks on Campus

February 14th, 2013 by 


Photo by: Matthew Atanian

On Feb. 4, Holy Cross hosted award-winning journalist Cokie Roberts, who delivered a talk, titled “The 2012 Election & What it Bodes for the Next Four Years.”

To an overflowing crowd in the Rehm Library, Roberts spoke about today’s divisive political climate and the factors that have led to our nation’s current polarization, including the media, political redistricting in the House of Representatives, and the influence of outside groups and “the permanent campaign” in the Senate.

An author of history books, Roberts was quick to point out that, although “unpleasant” and “nasty,” this is not the most partisan time in America’s history.

“They’re not shooting each other,” she remarked, referring to the pre-Civil War days, when political disagreements were settled with duels.

In reflecting on the 2012 presidential election, Roberts told the audience that “we have not witnessed the death of the Republican Party.” Instead, the Republicans now have to “figure out how to sound more welcoming to more Americans.”

“We’ll still see a very competitive and interesting two-party system as we go forward,” she concluded before taking questions from audience members.

Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. From 1996 to 2002, she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the ABC interview program, This Week. In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, she has won numerous awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She is the bestselling author of “We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters,” “Ladies of Liberty” and “Founding Mothers.”

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags
Categories
News

Comments are closed.

02/24/17 Religious Studies Professor Writes Letter to Trump Administration for Campaign
02/24/17 Holy Cross Offers Reflection Opportunities During the Season of Lent
02/23/17 Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship Producers
02/23/17 Holy Cross Alumnus and Administrator Discusses College’s Mission and Priesthood
See All
See All
Featured Videos

See video
‘I LOVE HC’ Fundraising Challenge a Record-Breaking Success

Watch Video >
See video
Holy Cross Faculty Member Recognized for Contributions to Catholic Higher Education

Watch Video >
See video
Time-Lapse Video: 13 Inches of Snow Blanket Campus

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins ’63 Honored as Helmerich Distinguished Author, Reads Poetry on NPR

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Holy Cross History Professor Featured in PBS Pearl Harbor Documentary

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Two-Time Heisman Candidate Gordie Lockbaum ’88 Featured by ESPN in ‘30 for 30 Short’

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Holy Cross Students are ‘More Engaged’

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Take a Look at Campus Life After the Sun Sets

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Class of 2020 Receives A Holy Cross Welcome on Move-In Day

Watch Video >
More

Summer OL Training
6/14/2017

See More >


Summer OL Training
6/13/2017

See More >


Summer OL Training
6/12/2017

See More >


SAM'S CLUB
6/8/2017

See More >


Summer OL Training
6/8/2017

See More >


Sexual Misconduct Policy Training
6/7/2017
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 519
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 519: Open to Campus Community OnlySee More >


Women's Forum Weekly Meeting
5/11/2017

See More >


MSO Advocate Program (Event canceled)
5/11/2017

See More >


AAC Luncheon
5/10/2017

See More >


Athletics
5/10/2017

See More >


Kimball Captains' Senior Send Off Dinner
5/9/2017

See More >


Women's Track and Field Banquet
5/9/2017

See More >


Dean's Spring Address
5/9/2017

See More >


Dean's Address
5/9/2017

See More >


Summer Internship Send Off Meeting
5/9/2017

See More >


Summer Internship Send Off Meeting
5/8/2017

See More >


Cinco de Mayo
5/5/2017

See More >


Emerging Scholarship Luncheon
5/5/2017

See More >


Women's Forum Weekly Meeting
5/4/2017

See More >

More Holy Cross in the News

02/24/17

Religious Studies Professor Writes Letter to Trump Administration for Campaign

Values and Voices

Tat-siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, recently wrote a letter...

02/23/17

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship Producers

The Chronicle of Higher Education

According to data submitted by the Institute of International Education, the College of the Holy Cross ranks as one of the top undergraduate producers of the Fulbright...

02/23/17

‘How the Trump-Russia Election Controversy Only Makes Putin Stronger’

Fortune

After the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the...