Episode 163: Helene Cooper is a pulitzer prize winning journalist and refugee from Liberia

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Sep 1, 2017


Helene Cooper is the Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times. She is also the author of the new book "Madame President: The extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf" which is a biography of the Liberian president and nobel peace prize winner was was Africa's first female head of state.  Helene was born and raised in Liberia. Her family fled to the United States in 1980, when she was 13 years old, following a coup. Her immediate family was brutally targeted during this coup.  She desc...more

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