Cokie Roberts Speaks At Willamette University Feb. 3

Due to a conflict in her schedule, Cokie Roberts will deliver the Atkinson Lecture Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in Smith Auditorium, not Feb. 2. All tickets will be honored. Anyone who has purchased a ticket and requires reimbursement will be reimbursed at the Information Desk in University Center. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused Atkinson patrons. See you all Feb. 3.

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC news and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the Feb. 3, 2005, Atkinson Lecture in Smith Auditorium at 8 p.m. The title of her presentation is "The View From Inside Washington."

Tickets for faculty, students and staff will be available at the Information Desk in the University Center beginning Jan. 17. Tickets for the general public will go on sale beginning Jan. 27. The first ticket is free with a Willamette ID. The second ticket for campus community members is $10. Tickets for the general public are also $10.

From 1996-02 Roberts and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. In her more than 30 years in broadcasting, Roberts has won countless awards, including two Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and 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.

In addition to her appearances on the airwaves, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by United Media. The Roberts are also contributing editors to USA Magazine, and together they wrote From this Day Forward, an account of their more than 35-year marriage and other marriages in American history. The book immediately went onto The New York Times bestseller list, following a run of half a year on the list by Cokie Roberts' other book, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters. The number one bestseller is an account of women's roles and relationships throughout American history. Cokie's new book, Founding Mothers, explores the wives, daughters, philosophers and others who influenced the men behind the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Founding Mothers is in the top ten of both The New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists.

Cokie Roberts also serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions and this year was appointed to the newly formed President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. She is the mother of two and grandmother of four.