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" 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. "
" In Gerald Ford, the man he was in public, he was also that man in private. "
" Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage. "
" Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style. "
" You may be guided by the unending effort of poets and artists, biologists and psychiatrists to describe that irreplaceable and still mysterious emotion so essential to the human condition, but all the search engines in the universe cannot compete with the first kiss. "
" 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.' "
" The disquieting news of Danny Villanueva's death brought back memories of our time together at KNBC in the early 1970s. "
" I was a young man working in Omaha, Nebraska, in the mid-1960s when I received a call, and I was summoned to Atlanta to work at WSB. It was, for me, the beginning of a real education about the South. "
" I'm a guy who's had great good fortune in his life. And everything has kind of gone in my direction. "
" I was at MSNBC; I was constantly saying to them during Bridgegate, 'You've convicted Governor Christie without one iota of fact attaching him to the decision to stall the traffic on the bridge. Why don't we wait until the federal government or the state government... completes its investigation.' "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Here is a secret that no one has told you: Real life is junior high. "
" What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous. "
" In the seasons of life, I have had more than my share of summers. "
" When he entered the Oval Office - by fate, not by design - Citizen Ford knew that he was not perfect, just as he knew he was not perfect when he left. But what president ever was? "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" You will not solve global climate change by hitting the delete button. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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 started writing a journal, and I was learning so much along the way. How to deal with your family, how to deal with your friends. "
" Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever. "
" 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 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! "
" The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. "