Helen Thomas Dies

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Helen Thomas Dies

Postby Remember_Me » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:10 pm

Helluva run.

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday.

Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry.

She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions.

Thomas began covering the White House for United Press International when John F. Kennedy became president in 1961 and was a fixture there until her retirement in 2010.

She was a trailblazer and the considered the dean of the White House press corps because she was the longest-serving White House journalist.

Thomas will be buried in Detroit, and a memorial service is planned in Washington in October, according to her family.


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Re: Helen Thomas Dies

Postby Mad Howler » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:07 am

I have been missing her presence in the corp.
I have been dreading the day, now, that I will miss her vigor for the rest of my life. :(
Such is life,
I am thankful for the work Helen Thomas did for all of us.

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Re: Helen Thomas Dies

Postby fennel » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:49 pm

Remember_Me wrote:Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry.

I have a stunning hunch Helen didn't think of herself as working in an industry.

But that's CNN for you: fessing up proud.

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