Listen: Cokie Roberts, AMY, Fifty Three Years discussed on Lori and Julia
"Everybody thinks for hanging out with us we do not like to have to do this two days in a row starter show with I mean this been a bad week for seventy some things in today well actually yesterday we lost a giant of the political journalism world Cokie Roberts has passed away from breast cancer which she was diagnosed with like fourteen years ago and came back a several years ago she just continued I mean sure if I am being at the debates last week I know that here I read that so I I mean GMA because I mean obviously is me A. B. C. news that you had been sick because they had this package they broke in breaking down. I mean it I feel like I felt like really devastated when I heard this news I sent a picture to my mom and we're like yeah last night and said you know I talked to my mom about this yeah because I feel like she was the first female political reporter that identified with and listen to and seem reasonable yes reporting manager told number you know from NPR they're kind of considered the founding mothers of an item we are just always felt like she would present also as such was reasonable yeah here let's listen from ABC Cokie Roberts was a fixture of Washington known for her sharp reporting and analysis her quick wit grace and kindness notably her support of women in journalism model and a mentor courage women to push for a seat at the political round table the daughter of long time US representatives Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs cooking grew up with a front row seat to American political history her full name was Mary Martha Karan Morrison Claiborne Robert thank you for having me and please call me cookie she considered joining the family business but found her calling as a journalist it was essentially reporting and then writing very brief little stories and I loved it she spent ten years at NPR before finding her long time home here at ABC news first as a contributor on this week what is your definition womanizer. no it when they see. and later calling Sam Donaldson from nineteen ninety six to two thousand two. that's part one. we don't have Sam's I hope we don't have Sam's down. he went off the rails tacking did too who Amy Robach eighty was being. he's just I don't know he might have been in his cups just woken up from a long night out well I I don't know I don't know but here's the next okay. he was a key part of ABC news's political coverage for decades interviewing presidents politicians and first ladies. several New York times bestsellers detailing untold and remarkable contributions of women in American history she received countless awards and more than thirty honorary degrees but the most important things to come to her Catholic faith her beloved New Orleans and her family married to her husband Steve also a journalist for fifty three years Cokie was the mother of two and grandmother of six in two thousand two battled breast cancer and spoke candidly about being on television while wearing a wig I felt first going on the air and a wig that I looked really goofy it was that honesty that humanity that made her stand out amid the noise of politics and why Cokie was so beloved by those of us here at ABC news and by viewers across the nation. when she was on the week in August and she had lost so much weight she did entry I'm fine everybody yeah don't worry and need that total Burke from NPR she's just like he called the personification of human decency and she wrote in her column that it while the country nor is always polite political reporter willing to ask the implied question if necessary this funny way smart woman could write circles around most reporters Hey and she didn't want people to know she was sick and just ten days ago she went on a double date like she's been doing for years with clean and her husband and she and her husband and they just knew she just was like she covered like twenty one elections yes wow how just really out it'll be like you know I feel like Dan rather is kind of like that way too he's just he's here were used to having and I just yeah I guess they used to call the NPR the founding mothers the fallopian club. as it was Nina Totenberg Linda Wertheimer's Susan Stamberg Robert but I do yeah I just same thing I felt like because I guess like twenty years ago was when the political reporting game was all men like. football is foreign policy the reporters were always guys and undead need not got major scoops on Douglas Ginsburg and the need to hail and Cokie was a great congressional reporter and also could sit down in interview first ladies president and kind of dissect things. anyway last it's a big one it is and she was a trailblazer for it you know female yes women journalists yeah I just got a call saying I really thought she was amazing and why Cokie you may as well their their lan Catholic name need to be shortened yeah actually it was her brother Tommy who has a child could not pronounce Currin off and started calling her because he because he couldn't pronounce career cat we hear that so much yeah name yeah. so I have for president Obama said you choose a role model for for women at a time that the journalism landscape was so dominated by men in was a constant over forty years in politics the people are you Sir ABC news with David where they're going to do a special tonight part of the new name for her and then former President Bush and his our reporter called they're a talented tough and fear reporter re respected her drive her humor and in the end she became a friend so yes she works really to the end and Rohtak political column with her high school sweetheart husband for many many years to three years hello and she never became cynical or Laster love for politics. that's hard to do anything about it all year long yeah kidding I think cell so anyway yeah I just I felt bad like you I I called my mom first and then she would be feeling quite sad this morning like yeah well over I've read your freedman at showbiz four one one and he did an update on well now that any money and Rick okay sick of the cars a fast way what's happening with their albums well five of the cars albums are in the top one hundred yeah Eddie money is seen six of his singles chart hitting the charts and he's all over the album charts and the cars greatest hits is number one on iTunes and their debut album which every rocker fan of every age would have in some form is number eleven. always happens right I believe so yes nine out of the car singles on iTunes top one hundred I'm looking at right seventy five Johnny just history were saying okay already I know we 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