Award-winning journalist and current USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page will discuss her new Barbara Bush biography “The Matriarch” on Monday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in the AMU. Following the discussion, she will sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase.
Recently released, “The Matriarch“ details former first lady Barbara Bush’s many accomplishments, struggles and contributions. This biography is informed by more than 100 interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. Page discusses Bush’s public persona as well as other lesser known details of her life.
Page has covered the White House and national politics for decades, interviewed nine presidents and covered 10 presidential campaigns. Over the span of her career, she has reported from six continents and interviewed news makers from physicist Stephen Hawking to Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Page regularly appears as an analyst on programs and networks including the PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday, CBS This Morning, NPR, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. She has earned many honors and awards specifically for coverage of the White House and has served as a juror for Pulitzer Prizes.
This event is hosted by the Marquette Forum, the Diederich College of Communication, the Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Department of Political Science.
Registration for the free, public event is required and available online.