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Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Rise of Broadcast News

Although you may not know his name - if you watch, listen to, or download the news these days, you are benefiting from the pioneering work of Lowell Thomas. As host of the first national Radio Newscast carried on both NBC and CBS, as well as the Fox Movietone newsreels shown in every movie theater, Thomas invented what we now call traditional journalism and dominated American journalism in the 1930s and 1940s as no one else has before or since. Lowell Thomas was also famous as an adventurer and world...
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