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" 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. "
" 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. "
" You will not solve global climate change by hitting the delete button. "
" I had four compression fractures in my spine. They were repaired, but it cost me two inches of height. "
" What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place. "
" 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 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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 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. "
" The cancer is in remission, and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there. "
" 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 would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. "
" 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 believe you make your own luck. My motto is 'It's always a mistake not to go.' "
" I was a college dropout, hitchhiking across the Midwest. That was part of the old, adventurous spirit. "
" 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? "
" We don't play the celebrity business in our family. "
" While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships. "
" 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. "
" There are lots of dimensions to being a cancer patient. The overwhelming one is that it takes over your life. "
" People are beginning to doubt the moral certitude of people on the right, especially the far right. "
" In the seasons of life, I have had more than my share of summers. "
" I think obviously we need to work harder at extending the women's movement. How do women who have prepared for careers and have a child get back to the workplace and still fulfill maternal roles? "
" 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 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. "
" It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about. "
" 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. "
" 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. "