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Never eat spinach just before going on the air.
Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather.
And now the sequence of events in no particular order.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.
As long as I have my health, I want to be reporting somewhere.
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
I don't pretend to be a digital savant or even a digital apprentice.
I had just turned 10-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II.
And for whatever reason I've loved the news since I can remember. I loved it when I was in elementary school.
For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me. Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.
Start-ups like UniversityNow, a network of low-cost, online colleges, allows students to work at their own pace and pay a few hundred dollars a month for a degree.
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes; I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.
As someone who's been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new.
I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog.
Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.
I think it's important for the public to know, great reporting starts with a publisher who has guts and an editor who has guts.
I still love following and thinking about politics. I enjoy recommending important journalism I read or see from other sources.
There is no doubt that the way journalism worked when I was growing up and getting started has changed forever.
I'm a believer in what your record is. I am what my record is - some of it good, some of it bad, some of it hard to tell.
One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs.
What I say or do here won't matter much, nor should it.
What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage.
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