America lost a great journalist in 2019 when Cokie Roberts died at the age of 75 from complications due to breast cancer. New-York Historical also lost a beloved friend. Roberts, a legendary reporter and commentator for ABC News and NPR, had appeared often in our Public Programs over the years to talk about American history and politics, and she sat for an extended interview in 2016 as part of the History with David M. Rubenstein series. One of her most charming appearances was in 2014, when she and her husband, journalist, author, and professor Steven V. Roberts, sat down for a program that was a little more personal: about their enduring interfaith marriage and the unique Haggadah they created over the decades to celebrate Passover. Enjoy an audio recording of their program below:
April 8, 2014
Acclaimed authors Cokie and Steven V. Roberts share their unique and personalized vision of the traditional Passover Haggadah, exploring their own family traditions, lessons they’ve learned as an interfaith couple, and inclusive Passover rituals.
Image: Cokie Roberts in 2015 (ABC/ Ida Mae Astute, Walt Disney Television)