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" But if you're going to go out on a military unit, you've got to allow yourself to be under the control of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger. "
" One thing young people have to always keep in mind when deciding what they want to do with their lives is, is it fun? Is it something that I'm interested in? Is it something I enjoy? "
" It's getting the right person that's the challenge. "
" Once we get them in the studio, you interview a person the same way you would interview another. You ask them a question. You let them answer. You try to listen closely and then ask a follow-up. "
" But with 9/11, we found that people tended to come back to the networks and the people who had been our core viewers in the past came back and they have stayed with us. "
In The Past
" But if you don't enjoy doing something, you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make. "
" I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you. "
" Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer. "
" Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley when he massacred those people in Vietnam, I think that probably wouldn't have happened. "
" At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news. "
" My job is to give everyone a chance to catch their breath and step back from all this and get back to work. "
" We're far from perfect. It's a human enterprise. "
" With Vietman, we found ourselves involved there before we really understood what was going on. "
" I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art. "
" It's no longer just reporting the headlines of the day, but trying to put the headlines into some context and to add some perspective into what they mean. "
" There's fierce competition between all the networks to get the guest who can bring the most pertinent information about whatever the story of the moment happens to be. "
" Well, you know, in any political campaign, you're gonna have people on one side that are gonna slip a reporter something because they think it'll hurt the guy on the other side. "
" I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community. "
" I've basically thought of myself as a writer, whether I was or not. "
" In so many of the other beats these days, there are these layers of public relations people that you have to go through to get to the newsmakers themselves. "
" But the reporter has the responsibility to determine, number one, whether that is true, and number two, to make a judgment as to whether it's in the public interest and whether or not it should be part of the debate. "
" For sure, the American people have access to more information now than any other people who have ever lived on earth. And I think we do a pretty good job of sorting out what's important. "
" Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to report a legitimate story, he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed. "
" We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the Internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different. "
" I used to be a print reporter. "