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" I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup. "
" 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. "
" 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've seen a lot of seasons, change in my time. It's been a very lucky life. "
" 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. "
" After 50 years of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, my father died, too young, of a massive heart attack. He was 69. It's almost certain that all those years of nicotine inhalation were a major contributor to his clogged arteries. "
" We don't play the celebrity business in our family. "
" The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing. "
" I am simply the most conspicuous part of a large, thoroughly dedicated and professional staff that extends from just behind these cameras, across this country and around the world, in too many instances, in places of grave danger and personal hardship. They're family to me. "
" Oklahoma residents are known for not backing down from a fight in the political arena, on the gridiron, NBA courts or rodeo arenas, but in their reaction to the bombing, they knew intuitively they would not find restoration in rage. "
" I'm a working journalist. I'm interested in all points of view, and I draw conclusions based on facts, not just on opinions. "
" 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. "
" It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about. "
" I think people of my generation became journalists - you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers - because we wanted to report the big stories. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" ABC wouldn't be a player in the news major leagues until the 1970s, when Roone Arledge brought to ABC News the energy and programming approach he had applied to ABC Sports. "
" 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. "
" 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 believe you make your own luck. My motto is 'It's always a mistake not to go.' "
" 1920 was an auspicious year for a young person to enter the world as an American citizen. "
" 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.' "
" In 1962, I had an entry-level reporter's job at an Omaha television station. I had bargained to get a salary of $100 dollars a week because I didn't feel I could tell Meredith's doctor father I was making less. "
" Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now. "
" Watergate was a constitutional crisis of the highest order. "
" What we have to do is put this in a coherent form for them at the end of the day, and on the big events, give them the kind of context that they deserve. "
End Of The Day
" 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. "
" If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. "
" While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships. "
" 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. "
" Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever. "