Cokie Roberts was an award winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author. She was a preeminent political reporter and commentator who was universally respected. Her husband, Steve is also a renowned journalist, author, and professor of communications.
Over the past 20 years, the long-time Montgomery County residents participated actively in FOLMC in support of MCPL. They spoke at library events, including our
series, and gave generously of their time and resources. Recently, Mr. Roberts moderated a panel on
Immigration in America
for the county-wide NEA Big Read program with FOLMC, helping residents better understand the immigrant experience.
Their love of reading and writing led them to a long-time affiliation with libraries, making them natural advocates of access to free information. In fact, Mrs. Roberts was honored
by the Library of Congress in 2008 as a