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" 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. "
" 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. "
" We can never completely fulfill the promise of this treasured republic if we are blinded by color. "
" I was on the board of the Mayo Clinic. I was diagnosed there, and I could pick up the phone and get a hold of whoever I wanted to. What I learned is that you really have to get proactive and manage your case. "
" The conceit of an anchorman is we never think we're going to die, I suppose. "
" Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style. "
" 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. "
" We live in a world where terror has become a too familiar part of our vocabulary. The terror of 9/11, in which al-Qaeda's attacks on America launched the nation into three wars - against Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Islamic State. "
" I would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" I had gone to all the big stories of the '80s, which was one of the most fertile times in American journalism, around the world and here as well. "
" The disquieting news of Danny Villanueva's death brought back memories of our time together at KNBC in the early 1970s. "
" If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. "
" Most patients enter a doctor's office or hospital as if it were a Mayan temple, representing an ancient and mysterious culture with no language in common with the visitor. "
" 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. "
" TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract. "
" I've lost seven friends to smoking-related lung cancer. Each death was a long, agonizing experience. "
" 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 had this unusual mix of curiosity, the ability to write in ways people understood, and when I appeared, viewers seemed to trust me to get them through some cataclysmic changes. "
" 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. "
" People are beginning to doubt the moral certitude of people on the right, especially the far right. "
" I had four compression fractures in my spine. They were repaired, but it cost me two inches of height. "
" 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. "
" It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. "
" As young parents of three girls, living in California during the late Sixties and early Seventies, Meredith and I couldn't help but be aware of the rising level of dialogue, debate, commentary, and proclamations about the place of women in society and about how to raise females in light of this raised consciousness. "
" 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. "
" Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now. "
" 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. "
" We don't play the celebrity business in our family. "
" You will not solve global climate change by hitting the delete button. "
" In Gerald Ford, the man he was in public, he was also that man in private. "
" 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. "