A View from Washington: The People and Politics of D.C.
A Washington veteran, Steven Roberts is a consummate political analyst and is well placed to explain the politics that dominate the news and affect the lives of all Americans.
My Fathers’ Houses
Steven Roberts talks about becoming an American and becoming a writer, and the forces that shaped the life of this leading political analyst.
Analyzing American Politics
In his long and distinguished career as a journalist, Steve Roberts covered some of the major events of his time, from the antiwar movement and student revolts of the 60s and 70s to President Reagan’s historic trip to Moscow in 1988 and nine presidential election campaigns. His 25-year career with The New York Times included assignments as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Athens, and as Congressional and White House correspondent. He is now a syndicated columnist and regular contributor to NPR and ABC radio. As a teacher, Mr. Roberts lectures widely on American politics and the role of the news media. Since 1997 he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, where he has taught for the last fifteen years.
Memoir of a Family
Steve Roberts’ book, My Fathers’ Houses, is a memoir of growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, an immigrant community in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. In this light-hearted read, Steve Roberts shares how the dreams of his father and his grandfather influenced his future and inspired him to seek his fortune in New York City, across the Hudson River from his hometown.
He and his wife Cokie Roberts published From This Day Forward, an account of their more than 40-year marriage, as well as other marriages in American history. The New York Times called the book “inspiring and instructive” and it spent seven weeks on the Times’ Bestseller List. In addition to solo engagements, Steve and Cokie often team up for joint appearances.