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" Because I lived in construction towns, we had a lot of workers who came from the South. They were all white, and, sorry to say, a number of them were pretty redneck. "
" I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today. "
" We lost our way and allowed greed and excess to become the twin pillars of too much of the financial culture. We became a society utterly absorbed in consumption and dismissive of moderation. "
" I've interviewed presidents and royalty, rock stars and movie stars, famous generals and captains of industry; I've had front row seats at Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympic Games; my books have been on best-seller lists, and my marriage is a long-running success. "
" The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. "
" Our daughters were coming of age during a rising consciousness about gender equality. Throughout their school years - from kindergarten through graduate school, 1972 to 1992 - women were starting to take their places in areas traditionally reserved mostly for men. "
" The year of my birth, 1940, was the fulcrum of America in the twentieth century, when the nation was balanced precariously between the darkness of the Great Depression on one side and the storms of war in Europe and the Pacific on the other. "
" When he entered the Oval Office - by fate, not by design - Citizen Ford knew that he was not perfect, just as he knew he was not perfect when he left. But what president ever was? "
" What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place. "
" I had fractures in my spine that had to be repaired that came as a big surprise; nobody warned me that I might get some really severe, threatening fractures. It was painful, and I lost two inches of height, bang! "
" It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. "
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" The daunting task of being a mother, a wife, and an independent career or professional person is really taxing. "
" The conceit of an anchorman is we never think we're going to die, I suppose. "
" The disquieting news of Danny Villanueva's death brought back memories of our time together at KNBC in the early 1970s. "
" John F. Kennedy, the man I had thought would define the political ideal for the rest of my days, was suddenly gone in the senseless violence of a single moment. "
" Cancer has given me a dose of humility. I'm much more empathetic. It's a club I would rather not have joined, but it is a club. "
" Watergate was a constitutional crisis of the highest order. "
" I'm the father of three daughters, and they're all highly trained professionals. Two of them are mothers, and the other one wants to be at some point. "
" I've been lucky from my earliest memory on. I happened to be born to the right parents, and the lives we led - working class, migratory - suited my personality. I had an adventurous mindset, and we lived on an Army base, then in South Dakota - it was a dynamic environment. "
" There is certainly greatness in the '60s generation. They changed our attitudes about race in America, which was long overdue. They didn't just stand up and salute when told to go to war. Women finally began to realize a more equal place in our society. "
" Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage. "
" I think obviously we need to work harder at extending the women's movement. How do women who have prepared for careers and have a child get back to the workplace and still fulfill maternal roles? "
" I would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. "
" I was a young man working in Omaha, Nebraska, in the mid-1960s when I received a call, and I was summoned to Atlanta to work at WSB. It was, for me, the beginning of a real education about the South. "
" I'm a working journalist. I'm interested in all points of view, and I draw conclusions based on facts, not just on opinions. "
" In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. Set a standard, and stay faithful to it. "
" 1920 was an auspicious year for a young person to enter the world as an American citizen. "
" Originally, the main purpose of the convention was to determine who the party would have as the presidential nominee and the vice-presidential nominee. "
" I was still in college when 'To Kill a Mockingbird' came out in 1960. I remember it had a kind of an electrifying effect on this country; this was a time when there were a lot of good books coming out. "
" I started writing a journal, and I was learning so much along the way. How to deal with your family, how to deal with your friends. "