January 13, 2014

Inspired by a mother's ambition

Leslie Cockburn: mother, journalist, filmmaker, professor, environmentalist, grandmother and novelist. Born in the 1950s to a thriving American family in the suburbs of San Francisco, my mother could easily have settled in and lived a comfortable life among the citrus trees and tennis courts. Instead, she leapt across the country to New Haven, Conn., to attend Yale — in only the second female undergrad class — eventually becoming one of the most formidable investigative journalists in the world.

Source: Politico

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