Photos: Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas dies at 92
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In the Kennedy White House
Correspondents Helen Thomas, center, of UPI and Frances Lewine of the Associated Press ask President Kennedy for copies of his announcement pledging federal help to quell rioting in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Thomas went to the White House at a time when female reporters were largely expected to write about the first lady's social calendar, fashion and manners.