- Speaking Freely - 20070904 - White House Correspondent Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Commonly referred to as "The First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas is a trailblazer, breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy.

For 57 years, Helen also served as White House correspondent for United Press International. She recently left this post and joined Hearst Newspapers as a syndicated columnist.

Dennis Raimondi discusses a wide range of topics with Ms. Thomas from JFK's wit to Richard Nixon's shyness to Bill Clinton's blown chance for greatness to her dismay with the mainstream media to her well-documented friction with the current White House administration.