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[[photo]] [[caption]] LEE THORNTON [[/caption]] CBS News Reporter Lee Thornton, who has covered the White House since October 1977, has been named a CBS News Correspondent. She will continue her White House assignment. Recently, Thornton covered President Jimmy Carter's journey down the Mississippi River aboard the riverboat, "Delta Queen" (August 1979); his cabinet shake-up (July 1979); the reassembling of his Camp David Summit advisors (July 1979); Rosalynn Carter's testimony on mental health before a Senate subcommittee (February 1979); the planning for a state dinner for the Chinese delegation (January 1979), and the President's State of the Union address (January 1979). In addition to following the President's activities, Thornton has also accompanied Mrs. Carter on trips to Tokyo (June 1979), Mexico (February 1979), Latin America (May 1978), and New Delhi (January 1978). Before being assigned to the White House, Thornton had been based at the CBS News Washington Bureau, on general assignment (July 1975 to October 1977). Prior to that, she was a reporter-assignment editor at CBS News headquarters in New York, beginning in June 1974, when she joined CBS News. Thornton had substituted as Washington co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News" ("Morning's" predecessor), reported on the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for the CBS Reports Inquiry: "The American Assassins" (November 1975), and covered Betty Ford during Campaign '76. On the CBS Radio Network, Thornton has anchored Saturday night editions of CBS' News-on-the-Hour broadcasts since April 1977, has been heard on Capitol Cloakroom, and has been a substitute anchor for "Washington Week." Before joining CBS News, Thornton was a reporter, writer, producer and anchor for WLWT, the NBC Television affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio (July 1972-May 1974), and served as a visiting lecturer at Ohio State University from January through May 1974. Prior to entering the broadcasting field, Thornton was an instructor in speech and communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and Chicago City College (September 1969 through June 1972), a teaching assistant at Michigan State University (September 1966 through June 1969), and a speech therapist in the Washington, D.C. public school system (September 1964 through June 1966). Thornton was the recipient of a National Association of Broadcasters research grant (1971) and a Ford Foundation Fellowship (1971-72). She is listed in the publication, "Outstanding Young Women of America" (1974). She received her M.A. degree in speech from Michigan State University (1968) and a Ph.D. in mass communications from Northwestern University (1973). Born in Leesburg, Va., Thornton was raised in Washington, D.C. [[image]] [[caption]] LEMUEL TUCKER [[/caption]] Lemuel (Lem) Tucker joined CBS News as a correspondent in the Washington, D.C., bureau in May 1977. Tucker came to CBS News from ABC News, where he was a correspondent based in New York since 1972. He has filed reports on Senate action on busing and abortion, Mrs. Rosalynn Carter's White House Conference on Aging, and the visit of England's Princess Anne to the United States. A 1960 graduate of Central Michigan University, Tucker spent 1970-71 as a news director and executive producer for WOR-TV in New York. Prior to that, he was with NBC for five years, as a radio and television correspondent for both the network and WNBC. His 1969 series of reports on "Hunger in America" for the Huntley-Brinkley Report won an Emmy Award. 260
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