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Journalist Cokie Roberts.

Cokie Roberts, Political Analyst for NPR and ABC. Her full name is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts and she is perhaps the consummate "Washington Insider". The daughter of parents who shared a Congressional seat for a combined total of fifty years, Roberts' star in journalism is rising, covering the capital for NPR, and on ABC's "This Week with David Brinkley", as well as substituting for Ted Koppel on "Nightline" In a conversation recorded live before an audience, Terry asks her about covering Congress and how her political upbringing affects her reporting (Recorded 5/21/93).


Other segments from the episode on October 26, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 26, 1993: Interview with Nina Totenberg; Interview with Marty Grosz; Interview with Cokie Roberts; Commentary on Sam Phillips.


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