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" 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. "
" What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place. "
" 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. "
" 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 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. "
" The conceit of an anchorman is we never think we're going to die, I suppose. "
" In 1989, a lone and still-anonymous Chinese student stood unarmed in front of a Chinese tank and gave the world an enduring image of the determination of China's young to change their nation. He didn't text message the tank or share a video on YouTube. "
" There are lots of dimensions to being a cancer patient. The overwhelming one is that it takes over your life. "
" 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. "
" 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 would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" 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 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. "
" 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. "
" 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?' "
" In Gerald Ford, the man he was in public, he was also that man in private. "
" Here is a secret that no one has told you: Real life is junior high. "
" Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now. "
" I've seen a lot of seasons, change in my time. It's been a very lucky life. "
" The daunting task of being a mother, a wife, and an independent career or professional person is really taxing. "
" We can never completely fulfill the promise of this treasured republic if we are blinded by color. "
" 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. "
" If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. "
" When I read 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' I was so struck by the universality of small towns. "
" We don't play the celebrity business in our family. "
" You will not solve global climate change by hitting the delete button. "
" 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. "
" The real test of an anchor is when there's a very big event. Sept. 11 is the quintessential example of that, and that day it took everything that I knew as an anchor, as a citizen, as a father, as a husband, to get through it. "
" 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. "
" 1920 was an auspicious year for a young person to enter the world as an American citizen. "
" There is certainly greatness in the '60s generation. They changed our attitudes about race in America, which was long overdue. They didn't just stand up and salute when told to go to war. Women finally began to realize a more equal place in our society. "