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WHAS interview with author of “Cokie Roberts – A Life Well Lived”

Steve and Rebecca Roberts, Cokie’s husband and daughter, pose for a portrait at their home in Bethesda, MD, on Oct 30, 2021. Cokie passed away in 2019, and Steve still lives in the house that he shared with Cokie for 42 years.

I enjoyed chatting on WHAS Radio with ABC News reporter Steve Roberts, the widower of NPR and ABC News icon Cokie Roberts. She was a trailblazer in broadcasting, raised in the powerful political family of Lindy & Hale Boggs. Her political insights grew from being deeply entrenched in Washington life from her preteen years forward.

She died two years ago and Steve has written a book to honor her incredible legacy.

Steve says writing and talking about his wife keeps her spirit alive for future generations to enjoy. We discussed Cokie’s influencer status for women in media, her personal life, and Steve’s affinity for his mother-in-law.


We never got around to discussing Cokie’s tombstone, but as you see below, it opens up a whole new conversation…just as she would have wanted.

Cokie Roberts’ tombstone at the historic congressional cemetery that’s been a final resting place for many famous Washingtonians.
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