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Funeral held for legendary journalist Cokie Roberts

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A funeral mass was held for legendary journalist Cokie Roberts on Saturday. The 75-year-old died Tuesday in Washington, D.C., due to complications from breast cancer.

The daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in Congress, Roberts held a lifelong passion for politics that aided her greatly in her coverage of Congress and federal politics.

The mass was held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Roberts was also be honored at the National Press Club on Saturday e evening.

Roberts was a devout Catholic who was unafraid to discuss her religion, at one point comparing her religious beliefs to the act of breathing, according to NPR. She worked in local news and at CBS News before joining NPR to cover Congress in 1978. She joined ABC a decade later, not leaving NPR.

Watch the full service in the video player below.

Cokie Roberts funeral service, live stream by CBS News on YouTube
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