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Contact: ANDREW VILLANI, HRVI, (845) 575-3052
GREG CANNON, OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, (845) 575-3174

FAMED BROADCASTER LOWELL THOMAS FEATURED IN LATEST ISSUE OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY REVIEW

POUGHKEEPSIE - Lowell Thomas, the famed broadcaster, globe-trotting reporter, and media entrepreneur, is the cover subject of the latest issue of The Hudson River Valley Review, which is out now. The academic journal of the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College, The Review in its Spring 2012 issue gathers scholarly and engaging articles that illuminate Thomas's important role in the development of radio and television journalism and the central part he played in many of the most important stories during his sixty-year career.

As the title "Lowell Thomas: From the Hudson River Valley to the Lhasa River Valley," alludes to, the package of articles speaks to Thomas's influence in the Hudson River Valley he called home for much of his life and the stories he told the world about the circumstances in Tibet as the only western reporter there on the eve of the 1950 Chinese invasion.

The issue draws deeply on the Lowell Thomas Papers, a vast and rich collection of scripts, letters, newsreels, posters, and countless other artifacts from Thomas's career, which is housed in the Marist College Archives. Thomas was awarded an honorary degree by the College in 1981, and Marist's Communications building bears his name.

Articles in this issue also address Thomas's many loyal fans, who would utter his signature closing line -- “so long until tomorrow.” 

The Review is available at bookstores and museum shops throughout the Hudson River Valley. To subscribe, please go to http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/review/subscribe.html.

 


For further information, call the Marist College Office of Public Affairs at (845) 575-3174.

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