The Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift offers up one of the late Helen Thomas' greatest contributions to journalism:
Thomas had her share of scoops, and they included being the first to report on the death of Caroline Kennedy’s hamster. Laugh if you will, but this was big news in the age of Camelot, when the public was eager for every scrap of information about the first family and their young children. Thomas called White House press secretary Pierre Salinger at 3 a.m. to get confirmation.
Thomas died Saturday. She was 92.