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Date: November 13, 2008
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022

Montgomery College to Host Talk by Journalist Cokie Roberts
Best-selling Author of “Ladies of Liberty” to Discuss Book at Rockville Campus, Dec. 3

Cokie Roberts, an award-winning journalist and author of the recently published book “Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation,” will speak at Montgomery College’s Theatre Arts Arena on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. The Theatre Arts Arena is on Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

In her discussion of “Ladies of Liberty,” Roberts will examine the accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society. This group includes Abigail Adams, Margaret Bayard Smith, Martha Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, Sacajawea, Dolly Madison, and others. “Ladies of Liberty” is a companion volume to Roberts’ other bestselling book “Founding Mothers.” 

Roberts is currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio (NPR) News, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.

From 1996-2002, she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program “This Week.” In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three 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 fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

At the Montgomery College event, Roberts will be introduced by former Congresswoman Connie Morella, who served Maryland’s 8th congressional district for 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Morella most recently was the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development until late 2007.

For more information, please contact Dr. Lee Annis at 240-567-7281 or lee.annis@montgomerycollege.edu

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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