Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 1934

Straightened the house for Mother. Ruth Ray and Nadine down. Ollie came over in evening to play pinochle. I read a little.
Dorothy Thompson (9 July 1893 – January 30, 1961)

August 26, 1934: Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine began expelling foreign correspondents who placed a slur or criticized Adolf Hitler; one of the first was US correspondent Dorothy Thompson.

Thompson was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Time magazine as the second most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. She is notable as the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934 and as one of the few women news commentators on radio during the 1930s. Many fondly referred to her as the “First Lady of American Journalism.”

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