Traveling to remote sites around the world, Lowell Thomas brought
news and a sense of adventure into Americas living rooms.
However, it was not just the news story that captured his listeners
imagination, but Thomas himself.
Born on April 6, 1892, in Woodington, Ohio, Thomas grew up in Cripple
Creek, Colorado. He pioneered radio journalism with a career that
spanned 50 years. He made his first sojourn to the battlefield during
World War I, and began a daily newscast on NBC in 1930. Thomas later
worked for CBS News during his long globetrotting career.
Thomas was the first reporter to enter Germany following World
War I, bringing back eyewitness accounts.
Between his standard openingGood evening, everybodyand
his closingSo long until tomorrowpeople
knew they were hearing a solid, objective voice of authority.
Before his career in radio, from 19191922 Thomas traveled
the world, writing and lecturing. Thomas said his ambition was to
know more about this globe than anyone else ever has.
During World War II, Thomas broadcast detailed accounts of the
war, often from a mobile truck behind front lines.
Lowell Thomas died on August 29, 1981.
Lowell Thomas was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
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