At most news organizations, the White House beat is a coveted plum assignment.
But it’s a difficult, stressful, and highly competitive job. Most correspondence last only a few years at best.
One exception was UPI correspondent Helen Thomas. She covered the White House for over 50 years, and covered 10 presidents from Kennedy to Obama.
I met her in 1999 when, at the age of 79, she wrote a memoir called Front Row At The White House
So here now from 1999, Helen Thomas.
Helen Thomas died in 2013 at age 92.
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