Cokie Roberts to keynote closing session of ALA Annual Conference

Larra Clark/Macey Morales
ALA Media Relations

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2006

Cokie Roberts to keynote closing session

of ALA Annual Conference

(CHICAGO) Journalist and author Cokie Roberts will keynote the closing session for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference (June 22-28). The closing session will take place in the Morial Convention Center Auditorium 8 to 9 a.m on Tuesday, June 27.

Roberts currently is the chief congressional analyst for ABC News and is a news analyst for National Public Radio. Along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, she writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in major newspapers around the country, and her op-ed columns have appeared in the
New York Times and the
Washington Post. Roberts also has written for the
New York Times Magazine and
The Atlantic.
Previously, she served as co-anchor of
This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts for eight years.

Roberts is the author of the national bestseller, "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters," which reveals the often-surprising stories of the women of the American Revolution. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals and even favored recipes, Roberts brings to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green and Martha Washington, proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might have never survived.

Along with her husband, she also is the author of the best-selling "From This Day Forward," an account of their more than 30-year marriage, as well as other marriages in American history.

HarperCollins is sponsoring Roberts' appearance.

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