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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Helen Thomas

Friday, July 26, 2013

Helen Thomas was the first woman to become a chief White House correspondent for a wire service, and the first to not only join, but lead the White House Correspondents’ Association, where she covered every president from Kennedy to Obama with intensity, tenacity, and humor (when called for!).  She died at the age of 92.  And you can hear Leonard’s interview with her from May 1999.

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The Washington Report

The fallout from Detroit's bankruptcy; John Kerry's Middle East diplomacy; and remembering Helen Thomas

Monday, July 22, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about whether Detroit's bankruptcy sets a dangerous precedent for municipal workers. He'll also take a look at Secretary of State John Kerry's attempts to restart Middle East peace talks and he remembers White House reporter Helen Thomas, who covered every president since JFK.