Knowledge Identifier: +Helen_Thomas
Born in 1920.
Countries: United States (37%), Iraq (17%), Palestine (10%)
Linked to: Wayne State University, Hezbollah, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, White House
In 1959, Thomas and a few of her fellow female journalists forced the National Press Club, barred to women, to allow them to attend an address by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev
In 2000, her alma mater, Wayne State University, established an award for journalists in her honor, the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity award; but in December 2010, the award was discontinued by Wayne State citing her renewed remarks that she stands by what she had said earlier in May to Nesenoff
On February 9, 2009, Thomas was present in the front row for newly elected President Obama's first news conference