Thank You, Mr. President


HBO is running a short documentary of Helen Thomas, the White House reporter who has covered 9 presidents. Thomas has always been a hero of mine. When I wanted to be a journalist, I wanted to be one in the Helen Thomas vein, who wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power or to ask the hard questions. The documentary, Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House is too short and doesn’t have enough biographical material on Thomas or much information on the White House Press Corps, but it’s a great place to start. And if you’re looking for a role model, Helen Thomas, who isn’t young and is waiting for the next president so she can get back into the briefing room, is someone to consider.