Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the rise of Broadcast News

If you watch a newscast today, listen to the radio or a podcast then you are benefiting from the work of Lowell Thomas. Lowell Thomas was more famous than any American journalist has ever been. Thomas - quite the swashbuckling adventurer -- took American audiences with him on the radio and in newsreels, establishing personality driven journalism and reporting from around the world. During the First World War, Thomas traveled to the Middle East and discovered T.E. Lawrence, making him the celebrity, Lawrence of Arabia. Thomas was the role model for intrepid foreign correspondents today. The man who helped invent this way of reporting and telling the news was the Indiana Jones of journalism: crashing planes, falling from horses, staring down rifles but always coming back with the story. His stories shaped American knowledge of the world and influenced foreign policy. Later he managed to slip into Tibet, where he interviewed the Dalai Lama just before the Chinese invaded. In due course his enterprising zeal led him to found Capital Cities, which eventually bought ABC before being sold itself to Disney for 17 Billion dollars . Lowell Thomas' journalism is the journalism today described- sometimes bitterly, sometimes reverently - as "mainstream journalism." He was the original deep voiced omnipotent journalistic narrator: the first "voice of god." But his journalism was not always traditional. This documentary will tell the story of its creation.

Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, History, Biography
Richard Moulton
Jordan, India, USA, China, UK, Nepal
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the rise of Broadcast News» (21)

Cheryl avatar

i disliked nothing about this film

Alexander avatar

Simply stunning. A great addition to my collection.

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Ryan Kelly

The mystery lead scrip was good. Music was great and actor brilliant!!!

Mark avatar

Absolutely stunning movie far exceeded expectations.

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Harry H.

This is the best looking version of the theatrical release. You also get the standard blu-ray with 3 different versions of the film. You can’t go wrong with this package in my opinion.

Shirley avatar

Pure Awesomeness! The characters all had their own amazing moments and the acting is decent as well.

Katherine avatar

loved most of it predicable but loved it

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Grace R.

I am glad I watched this movie.

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Denise Hart

The movie is littered with interesting themes which adds further depth to this already amazing story.

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Brandon Duncan

I loved this movie, it has good action, has a story and a meaning.