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" 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
" 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. "
" 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'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup. "
" I was unknown because I came to Washington from the West. I started covering Watergate. Immodestly, I'd say I did it pretty well, in part because it was hard to go wrong. "
" I'm a guy who's had great good fortune in his life. And everything has kind of gone in my direction. "
" 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. "
" I've lost seven friends to smoking-related lung cancer. Each death was a long, agonizing experience. "
" I had gone to all the big stories of the '80s, which was one of the most fertile times in American journalism, around the world and here as well. "
" 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. "
" I've been lucky from my earliest memory on. I happened to be born to the right parents, and the lives we led - working class, migratory - suited my personality. I had an adventurous mindset, and we lived on an Army base, then in South Dakota - it was a dynamic environment. "
" It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. "
" 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. "
" 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 greatest rewards of Jerry Ford's time were reserved for his fellow Americans and the nation he loved. "
" My own strong feeling was that the gay liberation movement really got national attraction in the truest sense of the word later in the '70s, in the '80s, and especially in the '90s. "
" In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. Set a standard, and stay faithful to it. "
" Barack Obama's name will be the one on the peace prize, but his speech and his manner could become a gift for generations to come. "
" We don't play the celebrity business in our family. "
" 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 daunting task of being a mother, a wife, and an independent career or professional person is really taxing. "
" I was a college dropout, hitchhiking across the Midwest. That was part of the old, adventurous spirit. "
" 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. "
" 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 had four compression fractures in my spine. They were repaired, but it cost me two inches of height. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph. "
" I would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" 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 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. "