Thomas, Lowell

Thomas, Lowell

▪ American journalist
born April 6, 1892, Woodington, Ohio, U.S.
died Aug. 29, 1981, Pawling, N.Y.
 preeminent American radio commentator, and an explorer, lecturer, author, and journalist. He is especially remembered for his association with T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia (Lawrence, T E)).

      Thomas attended Valparaiso (Ind.) University (B.Sc., 1911), the University of Denver (B.A., M.A., 1912), and Princeton University (M.A., 1916). During his early 20s he worked as a war correspondent in Europe and the Middle East, eventually following Lawrence into the Arabian Desert and filing the exclusive story and pictures of the famous Revolt in the Desert that helped to make Lawrence famous. Before he was 30 Thomas had put together two expeditions to explore the far north. These trips and his film and verbal records of them established his reputation as an adventurer and a reporter.

      In 1926 Thomas worked at KDKA, a pioneering radio station in Pittsburgh. He joined the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS Corporation) (CBS) as radio news commentator in 1930, and during World War II he again became a foreign correspondent. He appeared on the first television news broadcast in 1939 and the first daily television program in 1940. He covered political conventions for CBS in 1952, 1956, and 1960. His television program “High Adventure with Lowell Thomas” (CBS, 1957–58) introduced the peoples and customs of remote lands, much as his early illustrated lectures had done for live audiences. Despite his appearances on television, Thomas' principal medium was radio, and his nightly news broadcasts were an American institution for nearly two generations. His “sign off”—“So long, until tomorrow!”—became the title of his autobiography (1977). Among more than 50 other books he wrote are With Lawrence in Arabia (1924), Kabluk of the Eskimo (1932), Back to Mandalay (1951), and The Seven Wonders of the World (1956).

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