If it's an American institution you're looking for, don't start with apple pie or the Smithsonian or Miley Cyrus. Ignore Chevy trucks, Toby Keith and Jack Bauer. There's none more American than Helen Thomas, the legendary White House reporter who's covered nine presidents since 1961, asking the tough and the softball questions alike. A pioneer in the male-dominated field of journalism, Thomas has held fast as one of America's most respected and talented political reporters. Thank God someone had the good sense to make a movie about her: Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House. The film will be screened this Tuesday at the Old Red Museum, 100 S. Houston St., and the event features post-film talks from former White House press secretaries Marlin Fitzwater and Ambassador James Oberwetter. The screening is at 7:30 p.m. Visit dfwworld.org.
Tue., Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2008