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July 10, 2022 11:49 am  #1

The Forgotten Name Who Helped Shape Mainstream Radio/TV News

I actually remember broadcaster Lowell Thomas very well - I read his autobiography a few decades ago. But he's hardly a household name today. Yet he put into place a large number of the conventions we have come to take for granted in what is now often called (and not always fondly) "the mainstream media."

This story takes a very brief look back at this news pioneer and how he influenced everything from current news media formatics to (incredibly) the ongoing situation in the Middle East.

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