Sam Roberts: Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

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Person Place Thing is an interview show hosted by Randy Cohen based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about.

Cohen’s guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This installment of Person Place Thing will be a conversation with Sam Roberts, Urban Affairs Correspondent for the New York Times

This event will be recorded for broadcast on Northeast Public Radio. For more information and to hear past episodes, visit

Sam Roberts, American journalist; Urban Affairs Correspondent for the New York Times
Randy Cohen, Host, Person Place Thing

Sam Roberts is an American journalist who has written for the New York Times since 1983, serving as Urban Affairs Correspondent since 2005. He is also host of the NY1 show The New York Times Close Up. His most recent book is A History of New York in 27 Buildings (2019).

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman,” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, was published by Chronicle. 

Music to be provided by: Norris Bennett of the Ebony Hillbillies.


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