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" 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 had fractures in my spine that had to be repaired that came as a big surprise; nobody warned me that I might get some really severe, threatening fractures. It was painful, and I lost two inches of height, bang! "
" TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever. "
" I'm the father of three daughters, and they're all highly trained professionals. Two of them are mothers, and the other one wants to be at some point. "
" Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style. "
" 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. "
" The cancer is in remission, and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there. "
" 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. "
" I think people of my generation became journalists - you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers - because we wanted to report the big stories. "
" Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way. "
" Here is a secret that no one has told you: Real life is junior high. "
" 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. "
" I don't like to play the macho card, but I grew up in a working-class family and a working-class culture. "
" You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. "
Change The World
" 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. "
" 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 believe you make your own luck. My motto is 'It's always a mistake not to go.' "
" 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. "
" 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.' "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" You will not get a Google alert when you fall in love. "
" 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 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 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. "