Agnes Bryen Meyerson,
Lisa Meyerson (now Siemer) in 1964.
(Photo: Miles Meyerson)
As the Washington Post noted in her 2013 obituary, her "sharp questions from the front row of the White House press room … annoyed 10 presidents."
My family took special pride in watching her question authority and break the media world's and Washington's glass ceilings for women, because she was a high school friend of my mom and a college classmate of my dad—both of whom had died by the time I interviewed Thomas reporter to reporter.
But her advocacy for the importance of journalism endures, as you'll hear here in my 1997 interview with Helen Thomas.
What you missed on this blog last week.