For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.
The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself.
It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS.
News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute.
Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.
Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.
Television is intensely personal.
Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
The news anchor is exactly that - an anchor, a center, a focus.
The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying.
When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show.
Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.
The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.
Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth.
I don't exactly know what it means to be ready. A cake when the oven timer goes off? Am I fully baked, or only half-baked?
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
In real life, events seem much less dramatic.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.
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