For immediate release
August 26,1998

House of Ruth to Benefit from Sales of Cokie Roberts' Book at NPR Event

Washington, DC - National Public Radio (NPR®) will host a book-signing event for Morning Edition® News Analyst and Louisiana native Cokie Roberts from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26th at NPR headquarters. Proceeds from the sales of 200 copies of "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters," generously donated by publisher William Morrow and Company, Inc. and Roberts, will be split between House of Ruth in Washington and House of Ruth in New Orleans. Cokie Roberts' mother, former Congresswoman (D-LA) Lindy Boggs, was instrumental in the formation of House of Ruth.

The NPR event, featuring Cajun music and Louisiana food, will feature remarks from Roberts, All Things Considered co-host Linda Wertheimer, and NPR's Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Jablow.

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, heard regularly on National Public Radio's award-winning newsmagazine Morning Edition, joined NPR in 1978. Roberts also co-hosts ABC Television's This Week With Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts and appears regularly on ABC's Nightline and other news programs.

In "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters," which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 16 weeks, Roberts takes her readers on a personal and political journey, exploring the diverse roles women have played throughout American history and the connections among different generations of women. Her intimate portraits of extraordinary women, including her mother, are the springboard for discussions of women's position in politics, business, marriage and motherhood.

William Morrow and Company, Inc. is a division of the Hearst Book Group.

House of Ruth in Washington helps women, children and families affected by domestic violence, homelessness and extreme poverty to build stable and independent lives. House of Ruth in New Orleans provides transitional housing for homeless families with dependent children.

Renowned for its journalistic excellence and providing standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, NPR serves a growing audience of 13 million Americans each week on 600 member stations. NPR also distributes programs to radio, satellite and cable listeners in Europe, Asia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via the USEN 440 cable service.