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  • ISBN 0684849119
  • ISBN13 978-0684849119
  • Language English
  • Author Helen Thomas
  • Publisher Scribner; 1st edition (May 7, 1999)
  • Pages 416
  • Formats mbr lrf azw rtf
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Historical
  • Size ePub 1910 kb
  • Size Fb2 1289 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 884

The Dean of the White House Press Corps describes her many years of reporting on the White House, offering a fascinating glimpse of the changing relationship between the presidency and the press as she discusses every administration, from Kennedy to Clinton, in a unique view of four decades of presidential history. 75,000 first printing.

Helen Thomas is the dean of the White House press corps. The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association

Helen Thomas is the dean of the White House press corps. The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. The author of Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President; Front Row at the White House; and Dateline: White House, she lives in Washington, . where she writes a syndicated column for Hearst.

Helen Thomas wanted to be a reporter from her earliest years. Assigned to the White House press corps in 1961. She turned a copy-aide job at the Washington Daily News into a powerful and successful career spanning thirty-seven years and eight . Thomas was the first woman to close a press conference with Thank you. Mr. President. She was also the first female president of the White House Correspondents Association and the first woman member.

I remember Helen Thomas as a journalistic bloodhound, in the front row of White House news conferences. Her book, Front Row at the White House, is basically a loosely-organized series of anecdotes about her 30+ years covering eight presidents from Kennedy to Clinton. This book has been on my TBR pile for years, and honestly, I waited too long to read it. The big scandal 20 years ago was Clinton’s impeachment over lying and obstructing justice in his affair w/ Monica Lewinsky. Thomas was I remember Helen Thomas as a journalistic bloodhound, in the front row of White House news conferences.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-396) and index. Helen Thomas has had an inside view of the making of history for nearly four decades. Assigned by UPI to the White House press corps in 1961, Thomas has questioned every president since Kennedy. She was the first female president of the White House Correspondents Association, the first female officer of the National Press Club, and the first woman member (and later president) of the Gridiron Club

Front row with Helen Thomas – Thomas questions President Ronald Reagan during a press conference at the White .

Front row with Helen Thomas – Thomas questions President Ronald Reagan during a press conference at the White House on March 19,1987. 12 of 18. Photos: Photos: Front row with Helen Thomas. She wrote three books: "Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times" (1999); "Thanks for the Memories Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House" (2002); and "Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How it Has Failed the Public" (2006).

Helen Thomas gets on my last nerve, but this is the second book of hers I've read. They both say the same thing, from what I can remember

Helen Thomas gets on my last nerve, but this is the second book of hers I've read. They both say the same thing, from what I can remember. Something about I've been covering stories since the days of the telegraphs, I'm Liberian (or is it Romanian, or something else), I'm an institution at the White House, here's some dirt on this or that President. horacewimsey, December 16, 2008.

Thank You, Mr. From the woman who has reported on every president from Kennedy to Clinton comes a privileged glimpse into the White House - and a telling record of the ever-changing relationship between the presidency and the press. Helen Thomas wanted to be a reporter from her earliest years. Assigned to the White House press corps in 1961

Helen Thomas, a White House correspondent . Ms. Thomas wrote half a dozen books.

Helen Thomas, a White House correspondent, questioned President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office in 1968. Frank Wolfe/LBJ Library, via Reuters. Her first, Dateline: White House, was published by Macmillan in 1975. Four others were published by Scribner: Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times, in 2000; Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom From the Front Row at the White House, in 2003; Watchdogs of Democracy?

Helen Thomas was an American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House Press Corps and . Among other books, she was the author of Front Row at The White House: My Life and Times.

Helen Thomas was an American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House Press Corps and columnist. She worked for the United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau chief. She was an opinion columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. Helen passed away on July 20, 2013. Articles by this author.

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Virn
There's been a movement for years to squelch efforts to expose the influence Israel's Likud Party in American politics. Helen Thomas, much like Ex-President Jimmy Carter (Peace no Apartheid) , Ex-Undersecretary of State George Ball (The Passionate Attachment), Ex-Congressman Paul Findley "They dare speak out" and many writers of American history (Jeff Gates' "Guilt by Association", Johm Mearsheimer "The Israel Lobby" and Greg Felton "The host and the parasite" as but a few examples) who speak of Israel influence of our Congressman and Presidents to the point it has caused the US great harm and cost to the American taxpayer, including American lives. AIPAC and the many dozens of pro-Israeli political action groups in the US yield a hammer against anyone who even hint that Americans should take back from Israel its' control of our government.
As it often goes with those who are courageous, Helen Thomas joins the ranks of those who often bear the wounds self-inflicted. By her comments the Jews should respect and allow the Palestinians rights that should be perceived as inalienable, lapdogs for Israel have taken steps to negate fifty years of honorable service for speaking the truth. For further reading on this matter consider books by Israelis like Professor Israel Shahak's "Jewish History, Jewish Religion" and the son of one of the most famous of Israeli soldiers, a man who clearly showed disdain for Israel's apartheid occupation of Palestinian territories, Major General Matti Peled. Read Miko Peled's "The General's Son" for yet another perspective on what is the truth effectively hidden from the conscience of the vast majority of American citizens. If you really want to know what the Zionist movement and beliefs of elitist Jews is really about and from where it arose, a must read is Israel Shahak's book.
Monn
You were a brave woman, Helen Thomas. You refused to be ignored, you started things, you looked around. You sat in the front row of life, where no one could ignore you. You educated us. You made us better. You said what you meant and asked what you wanted to know. You made people uncomfortable.

When you spoke for yourself, you spoke from your heart.

Thank you and Rest in Peace.

--Gertrude
Dainris
I'm a political journalist myself, and I'm a sucker for memoirs by other political journalists. There's no more vastly experienced political journalist than Helen Thomas. Nobody else can touch her for duration at the White House and for personal, if not always flattering, attention from eight presidents. I agree with the poster who said that in places the writing in this book is not as tight as it could be, but it didn't matter to me -- the subject matter is as fascinating as can be, and I read the book cover to cover with great enthusiasm.
Matty
Reading Helen Thomas's book gave me appreciation for her groundbreaking work, and gave me a new awareness of the importance of news from the Whtie House. It was a great trip down memory lane to recall so many presidencies. What a fun read!
Arcanefist
The hours that I spent reading Helen Thomas' book have been a joy. If Helen has been re-reading her book, she must have filled in many more stories that have not been told. What a life Helen has had! As I was reading the book, I felt like going into the press room doing the routine of a White House correspondent every day and I could imagine the closeness that the correspondents had with the Presidents in the early years. "Don't lie" - her advice to any President. I hope journalists of today would follow her example of trying to be factual and objective, a quality that has been lost in the quest for circulation. The book has aroused my interest in the life of White House correspondents so much so that I have made a lot of efforts trying to track down "Thank You, Mr President" written in 1946 by Helen's colleague Merriman Smith. I have just started reading "some of the things that were overlooked in the big news of the day" as told by Smitty.
Vikus
5 stars she was great her fab president was Kennedy thank God she did that flim with rory Kennedy jfk niece thank u Mr presidet
Unirtay
too many printing errors
very interesting somewhat recent history. lots of behind the scenes info.