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The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism

June 20th, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons
20 Cooper Square, NY

Join NYU Journalism for a talk and reception with Professor Mitchell Stephens, author of The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism.

“A first-rate and much needed biography of the great Lowell Thomas. Nobody can properly understand broadcast journalism without reading Stephens’ riveting account of this larger-than-life, globetrotting radio legend.”
— Douglas Brinkley, Rice University, author of Cronkite

“Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons.”
— Tom Brokaw, NBC News, author of The Greatest Generation

“The Voice of America is the fascinating story of Lowell Thomas, whose rise to media stardom is an adventuresome epic in itself, almost as much as the story he weaved around the exploits of T. E. Lawrence, which made him forever ‘Lawrence of Arabia.”
— Michael Korda, author of Hero “An excellent book.

“Refreshingly honest. Stephens manages to contain that extraordinary life in under 400 pages without becoming his subject’s cheerleader. I learned so much.”
— Bob Edwards, longtime host of Morning Edition, NPR

 

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