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Thomas, Helen 1920-2013

Overview
Works: 98 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 8,758 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Quotations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN4874.T424, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Thomas
Watchdogs of democracy? : the waning Washington press corps and how it has failed the public by Helen Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dean of the Washington press corps shares her personal manifesto about the responsibility of the press to provide quality political news coverage, arguing that reporters have increasingly failed to meet the challenge
Listen up, Mr. President : everything you always wanted your president to know and do by Helen Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line, "Thank you, Mr. President," but here she trades deference for directness. Thomas and veteran journalist Craig Crawford hold nothing back as they use former occupants of the White House to provide a witty, history-rich lesson plan of what it takes to be a good president. Combining sharp observation and dozens of examples from the fi rst presidency through the forty-fourth, the authors outline the qualities, attitudes, and political and personal choices that make for the most successful leaders, and the least. Calvin Coolidge, who hired the fi rst professional speechwriter in the White House, illuminates the importance of choosing words wisely. William Howard Taft, notorious for being so fat he broke his White House bathtub, shows how not to cultivate a strong public image. John F. Kennedy, who could handle the press corps and their questions with aplomb, shows how to establish a rapport with the press and open oneself up to the public. Ronald Reagan, who acknowledged the Iran-Contra affair in a television address, demonstrates how telling hard truths can earn forgiveness and even public trust. By gleaning lessons from past leaders, Thomas and Crawford not only highlight those that future presidents should follow but also pinpoint what Americans should look for and expect in their president. Part history lesson, part presidential primer, Listen Up, Mr. President is smart, entertaining, and exceedingly edifying."--Publisher's website
The great White House breakout by Helen Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his mother as president, the rules and restrictions become too confining, until the day that Sam and his pets, Warren the cat and Leonard the rat, decide to escape and explore Washington D.C
Broadcast blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on media policies since the Clinton administration which have enabled conservative radio stations to monopolize the airwaves. Targets Clear Channel stations. Criticizes the FCC for lack of oversight
Effortless beauty : 10 steps to inner and outer radiance the Ayurvedic way by Helen Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The press and the presidency( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the behind-the-scenes tensions, conflicts, and challenges that face both the White House and the press on a daily basis. Uses live footage and interviews to examine this unique relationship which is adversarial in nature and yet vital to the democratic process. Former press secretaries recall the professional challenges they faced and shed light on the styles and personalities of the presidents they served. It is a glimpse into the ethical, political and historical factors involved on both sides of the presidential podium
White House correspondent by Helen Thomas( Recording )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Thomas, UPI Bureau Chief at the White House and author of Dateline: White House, discusses Presidents that she has known and their families
Kazakhstan : country gender assessment by Sri Wening Handayani( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things past, things to come, IYY and beyond by Helen Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White House Correspondents' Dinner( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the annual dinner, current White House Correspondents' Association president Mark Smith served as master of ceremonies. Ken Walsh presented youth scholarships and Anne Compton presented awards to colleagues for their work during the previous year. Incoming WHCA president Steve Scully presented C-SPAN video clips of presidential humor from President Kennedy through the current president. President Bush's humorous after-dinner presentation included an impersonator, Steve Bridges, who stood beside him and "interpreted" the president's remarks. Following the president, comedian Stephen Colbert made humorous remarks about various current events and the relationship between the press and the White House. He also presented a video of a mock press conference which ended in a chase scene featuring long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas
Presidential candidates debate [Sept. 30, 2004]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third and final debate between U.S. presidential candidates George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. The debate was marked by sharp exchanges between the candidates regarding economic proposals and presidential character
Bai gong yan yun by Helen Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Chinese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nixon presidential press conferences by Richard M Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evening with Former President Clinton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... former President Clinton spoke about current international issues and voiced his support to President Bush and the U.S. military in the effort to control terrorism. Following the speech Mr. [James] Carville interviewed the former president about leadership and national and international issues ..." 10/09/01. Container
Seminar notes : safety at the interface : making sure your development project doesn't create hazards for the surrounding community by Ronald L Somers( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view from the White House by Helen Thomas( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front row at the White House : my life and times by Helen Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I'm still here, still arriving at the White House in the wee hours of the morning, reading the papers and checking the wire, still waiting for the morning briefing, still sitting down to write the first story of the day and still waiting to ask the tough questions." From the woman who has reported on every president from Kennedy to Clinton for United Press International: a unique glimpse into the White House -- and a telling record of the ever-changing relationship between the presidency and the press. From her earliest years, Helen Thomas wanted to be a reporter. Raised in Depression-era Detroit, she worked her way to Washington after college and, unlike other women reporters who gave up their jobs to returning veterans, parlayed her copy-aide job at the Washington Daily News into a twelve-year stint as a radio news writer for UPI, covering such beats as the Department of Justice and other federal agencies. Assigned to the White House press corps in 1961, Thomas was the first woman to close a press conference with "Thank you, Mr. President," and has covered every administration since Kennedy's. Along the way, she was among the pioneers who broke down barriers against women in the national media, becoming the first female president of the White House Correspondents Association, the first female officer of the National Press Club and the first woman member, later president, of the Gridiron Club. In this revealing memoir, which includes hundreds of anecdotes, insights, observations, and personal details, Thomas looks back at a career spent with presidents at home and abroad, on the ground and in the air. She evaluates the enormous changes that Watergate brought, including diminished press access to the Oval Office, and how they have affected every president since Nixon. Providing a unique view of the past four decades of presidential history, Front Row at the White House offers a seasoned study of the relationship between the chief executive officer and the press -- a relationship that is sometimes uneasy, sometimes playful, yet always integral to democracy. "Soon enough there will be another president, another first lady, another press secretary and a whole new administration to discover. I'm looking forward to it -- although I'm sure whoever ends up in the Oval Office in a new century may not be so thrilled about the prospect."
Hard news leads( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the news stories are selected for publication and broadcast. Shows the power and process of the summary lead in newspaper, broadcast, and public relations writing. White House correspondent, Helen Thomas, and Chicago Defender editor, Michael Brown, discuss and demonstrate this basic journalism tool
[Press conference] by Jimmy Carter( Recording )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Carter talks about budget, Middle East, foreign policy and SALT II, minorities, Iran, taxes, etc., with the voices of Frank Cormier, Helen Thomas, Dan Schorr, Judy Woodruff, Walter Rodgers, Terrence Smith, Jo Ann rowe, Chris Ogden, Lesley Stahl, Godfrey Sperling, Bob Moore and John Dancy
Thanks for the memories, Mr. President : wit and wisdom from the front row at the White House by Helen Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal presidential chronicle. Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an unprecedented nine presidential administrations, endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President," at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Thomas has amassed many wonderful tales about her personal interactions with and observations of the presidents and their families that can all be found in Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President. In nine riveting chapters -- one for each administration -- Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief, from Kennedy through George W. Bush. In these accounts, Thomas reveals Kennedy's love of sparring with the press, the unique invitation LBJ extended to Hubert Humphrey to become his running mate, and Reagan's down-home ways of avoiding the press's tougher questions. This book is as entertaining and compelling as Helen Thomas herself
 
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Alternative Names
Helen Thomas Amerikaans journalist

Helen Thomas US-amerikanische Journalistin

Helen Thomasová

Helena Thomas

Thomas, Helen

Гелен Томас

Томас, Хелен

הלן תומאס

هلن توماس ژورنالیست آمریکایی

هيلين توماس

ہیلن تھامس

हेलन थॉमस

ဟယ်လင် သောမတ်စ်

헬렌 토머스

トマス, ヘレン

ヘレン・トーマス

海伦·托马斯

海倫·湯瑪斯

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Listen up, Mr. President : everything you always wanted your president to know and doThe great White House breakoutEffortless beauty : 10 steps to inner and outer radiance the Ayurvedic wayFront row at the White House : my life and timesThanks for the memories, Mr. President : wit and wisdom from the front row at the White HouseThanks for the memories, Mr. President : wit and wisdom from the front row at the White HouseCall the briefing! : Bush and Reagan, Sam and Helen : a decade with presidents and the press