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" Everywhere I go - from Main Street to Wall Street - people ask, 'What's happened to our political system? Why can't Washington folks work together?' "
" My family is not only attractive - I can say that because I'm paterfamilias - but they're really smart, and they're very, very compassionate. "
" Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president, died from multiple myeloma. Frank Reynolds, the ABC anchorman, who I had talked to toward the end of his life, not knowing what he had, died from it. Later I found out that Frank McGee, who was the Today Show host, died from it. "
" Your grandparents came of age in the Great Depression, when everyday life was about deprivation and sacrifice, when the economic conditions of the time were so grave and so unrelenting it would have been easy enough for the American dream to fade away. "
" I'm in remission. I need to get my physical conditioning to a higher level. I was always very fit. I need to get back to where I am very confident in my ability to bike a long way. "
" I've seen a lot of seasons, change in my time. It's been a very lucky life. "
" In Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of anchoring the news right before Johnny Carson came on, so to see him, the Hollywood stars watched me first. "
" Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down. "
" I'm not a big fan of journalism schools, except those that are organized around a liberal arts education. Have an understanding of history, economics and political science - and then learn to write. "
" Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches. "
" Our friend, Timothy J. Russert, was a man who awoke every morning as if he had just won the lottery the day before. He was determined to take full advantage of his good fortune that he couldn't quite believe and share it with everyone around him. "
" 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. "
" You convey something that the public either trusts or it does not trust, and it has to do with the content and how you handle the news, but it also just has something to do with your persona. "
" I played high school basketball at six feet, then I went to 5-11 in my 50's, and then, bang, I went down to 5-9. "
" TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract. "
" 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. "
" We can never completely fulfill the promise of this treasured republic if we are blinded by color. "
" Gerald Ford brought to the political arena no demons, no hidden agenda, no hit list or acts of vengeance. He knew who he was, and he didn't require consultants or gurus to change him. "
" One of the advantages of being a national journalist of some recognition is that you come across high-profile people, and many become your friends. "
" The most memorable interviews for me are folks whose names I don't know: young civil rights leaders in the South, showing great courage as they walked into a town in the dark of night. A doctor working for 'Doctors Without Borders' in Somalia, operating by kerosene light in a tent. Those are the kinds of people that linger in your memory. "
" Originally, the main purpose of the convention was to determine who the party would have as the presidential nominee and the vice-presidential nominee. "
" 1920 was an auspicious year for a young person to enter the world as an American citizen. "
" I guess the issue that I have with all the news organizations that have a political MO, if you will, attached to them is that they sometimes jump to conclusions about what this will mean. Get ahead of themselves. "
" There's a lot of arrogance in the medical community. There are good, reliable websites you can go to for information - the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins. "
" The daunting task of being a mother, a wife, and an independent career or professional person is really taxing. "
" My mother, who graduated from high school at sixteen, had no hope of affording college, so she went to work in the local post office for a dollar a day. She was doing better than her father, who earned ten cents an hour working at a nearby grain elevator. "
" It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. "
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" What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous. "
" I don't like to play the macho card, but I grew up in a working-class family and a working-class culture. "
" In our family, where we began with no money, we like to say that we have discovered that God invented money so those who have it can help others. "
" 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. "