Cokie Roberts, long the face of ABC’s national news, has reposed. She won countless awards, including three Emmys from the National Academy of Television throughout her decades-long career. Mrs. Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and cited by the American Women in Radio and Television (now called Advancing Women in Media) as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.

Born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs on December 27 1943 in New Orleans. New York Times food critic and author, Craig Claiborne was a cousin. She is survived by her husband, fellow journalist Steven Roberts, her children, Lee and Rebecca and her six grandchildren.

Her father was (Thomas) Hale Boggs, the former Democratic House majority leader and representative from New Orleans and a member of the Warren commission that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Hale Boggs died in a plane crash in Alaska in 1972, and his wife Lindy Boggs was elected to fill her late husband’s congressional seat. Later, Mrs. Boggs was later appointed to be the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See by President Bill Clinton in 1997.

I cannot take full credit for this one. David Monroe, author of Personal Moon-to-Sun Returns 2, suggested the Libra rising, I pinned it down from there. Mr. Monroe liked the final product, so I decided to go with it. It does seem to work. The Mars in Gemini in the 8th seems to suggest breast cancer. Her ascendant at 19 Libra (HS) — Portrait of a septuagenarian — highlighting her role as a paragon in her field for her practical contributions — is conjunct her Part of Fortune and the high amount of air in her chart shows up often in “talking” heads.

Roberts’ siblings also took a liking to politics. Her older brother, Thomas Boggs Jr., was a lobbyist and her sister Barbara Boggs Sigmund was the former mayor of Princeton, New Jersey. Her younger brother, William, died as an infant, and her other two siblings have predeceased her.

Her death was due to complications from breast cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and successfully treated, but it reoccurred, and her second fight was not as successful.

2 thoughts on “Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator

  1. hi Dee, Great question and I’m glad someone asked it. Neptune on the 12th house cups in a double bodied sign is harbinger of disease. It is opposite Aries whose ruler is Mars and its exaltation is the Sun found here in the 2nd house — hence it sets up the problem of the 2nd house – 8th fatal illness problem. Opposite the 2nd is Gemini, another double bodied house with Mars next to the harbinger of cancer Saturn all in a double female (sexual organs) sign– Scorpio the ruler Her Sun is next to the Moon and I suspect that her mother had it too — but I don’t know that. That is just a guess. Finally Uranus the great dissolver is next to Mars in his essential ruler of Scorpio that rules sex organs. Gemini is the lungs and the only double sex organ there is the breasts. I thought it ironic, that she got it twice, but then it all was in Gemini, and unfortunately for Cokie, two times were not a charm. I hope that explains the reasoning. If not, let me know . All the best.

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