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Fearless, Feisty, Controversial: Remembering Helen Thomas

July 22, 2013

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas grew up in Detroit, and her family says she'll be buried here. Thomas, 92, died on July 20th. She graduated from Wayne University in 1943, and began her journalism career as a copy-editor for the United Press. She eventually rose to the top of the White House press corps, questioning--even challenging--Presidents Kennedy through Obama. WDET's Pat Batcheller spoke with the head of Wayne State's journalism program, Jack Lessenberry, about Thomas's life, career, and some controversial remarks she made a few years ago. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.