Helen Thomas retires

Helen Thomas

1962 March 1, Washington, DC, — Helen Thomas, UPI reporter in Washington, DC.
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White House Press Corps stalwart Helen Thomas has announced her retirement in the wake of the controversy around her recent comments about Israel. Thomas, 89, has been a part of the press corps since the early 1960s and traditionally ended all presidential press conferences by saying, “Thank you, Mr. President.”

2 thoughts on “Helen Thomas retires

  1. Helen Thomas got the last words (“Thank you, Mr. President”) at the press conferences only when she was the chief WH reporter for United Press International, when UPI was one of the two main wire services in the WH Correspondents’ Assn.

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