FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2006, file photo veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, left, is assisted by CBS television sound technician Eric Washington, right, to to take her personal n

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2006, file photo veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, left, is assisted by CBS television sound technician Eric Washington, right, to to take her personal n
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2006, file photo veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, left, is assisted by CBS television sound technician Eric Washington, right, to to take her personal name plate off of her front and center assigned seat in the press briefing room in the West Wing of the White House prior to the briefing room's renovation. Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room, her own front row seat to history. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)