People, May 24, 1976

"I'll be off radio for a while, but there is nothing in the rumor that I am retiring. Nothing." So saying, Lowell Thomas, 84, informed listeners that he was delivering his last regular broadcast for CBS radio. Since he launched the country's first network news show in 1930, his mellow baritone "Good evening, everybody" and sonorous "So long until tomorrow" reached a cumulative audience once estimated at more than 100 billion. When not at the mike, he found time to write more than 50 books and build a communications corporation—Capital Cities—that controls a...

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