STREAMING LIVE 6:45 pm: NY Times White House Correspondent Helene Cooper


Helene Cooper is the newly appointed White House correspondent for the New York Times after previously serving as Diplomatic correspondent covering the State Department.
Tonight, she will be speaking from 6:45 pm til 8:00 pm EST at an evening program at the New America Foundation on Tuesday, December 2nd. Her event will also stream live here at The Washington Note.
This is a very moving, thoughtful book. We have titled Cooper’s talk “When Nations and Lives Come Unglued.”
She is worth spending time with.
— Steve Clemons


3 comments on “STREAMING LIVE 6:45 pm: NY Times White House Correspondent Helene Cooper

  1. Mr.Murder says:

    Apologies for a the misspelled post yesterday, company was here and I didn’t see the error until I had clicked the submit function.


  2. Josh Meah says:

    I’ve just now come home from the event, and I feel like I want to advocate for Helene Cooper the person in addition her emotional, deeply dramatic, but always beautiful memoir.
    In a conversation with Steve that took place in front of an audience of strangers, she described with passionate restraint her unique and special story. Sitting in the front row, I felt privy to a powerful aura that surrounded her — one that pulled at my heart strings ever so tightly as she delved into her mother’s sacrifices in Liberia and then later filled me with a special sense of awe as she transitioned into a description of the subtle but overwhelming strength of African women.
    But then, you see, I had the privilege to read the book and then attend the event and meet the person, a person whom I had already garnered respect for and gained personal strength from as I read her story.
    I earnestly urge you to read The House at Sugar Beach, a memoir that is deeply personal, important, engaging, and engrossing. For many, it will illuminate a part of you that was once perhaps ignored, forgotten, or even undeveloped. It will make you feel for both the core characters and the rich background — the Cooper family and the Liberian child soldiers. It pulled me in and made me hurt, though her ending filled with redemption was a genuine catharsis (I won’t spoil it for those that have not yet read the book).
    It is perhaps a perfect gift for anyone you care about — the time of the year or holiday is irrelevant, though as a Christmas gift the book would prove exceptional. So filled with heart, depth, and a powerful, real, and intuitive sense of humanity, The House at Sugar Beach is a rare and wonderful achievement. Its warm and full presence will stay with you long after its words.


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