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" I had always been interested in race and racial justice, but mostly it was with my nose pressed up against the glass, looking at the South from a long way away. "
" 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. "
" People are beginning to doubt the moral certitude of people on the right, especially the far right. "
" One of our daughters is now a physician; another is a vice president of a major entertainment company; and the third is a clinical therapist. They place no limits on their ambitions, but for them, those ambitions also have had to fit within the context of having children. "
" In retrospect, the political and cultural climate in the early '60s seems both a time of innocence and also like a sultry, still summer day in the Midwest: an unsettling calm before a ferocious storm over Vietnam, which was not yet an American war. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Sometime in the early Seventies, gender-free toys were briefly a popular idea. So at Christmas on the California beach in 1972, we downplayed the dolls with frilly dresses and loaded up Santa's sack with toy trucks and earth movers for our three daughters. "
" I have no problem whatsoever with a kind of political overview or an ideological overview for any of these outlets as long as it's transparent. We know where Breitbart stands, we know where Fox stands, where MSNBC stands. So, people go in with an understanding of that. "
" I had good care going. I had Meredith and the family. And I didn't want to become the object of some kind of pity, most of all. I didn't want to show up on the Internet, 'Tom Brokaw has cancer.' "
" Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people. "
" I was a college dropout, hitchhiking across the Midwest. That was part of the old, adventurous spirit. "
" Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches. "
" It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. "
" In Gerald Ford, the man he was in public, he was also that man in private. "
" Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever. "
" I don't like to play the macho card, but I grew up in a working-class family and a working-class culture. "
" I would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" When I read 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' I was so struck by the universality of small towns. "
" 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. "
" While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships. "
" 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. "
" My own strong feeling was that the gay liberation movement really got national attraction in the truest sense of the word later in the '70s, in the '80s, and especially in the '90s. "
" The daunting task of being a mother, a wife, and an independent career or professional person is really taxing. "
" David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" In one way or another, President Obama's critics will dog him all the way to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, and even his admirers will continue to have doubts about his accomplishments if not his promise. "
" The doctor didn't want me to play golf anymore and was worried about me fly-fishing. Golf is something I enjoy, but fly-fishing is a different thing: That's religion. Hunting is religion for me. I didn't want to give those up. "
" When you walk into a doctor's office, you've got to have the same attitude you would about anything else. You've got to ask tough questions, and you've got to not be afraid to challenge their credentials. "