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.
How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.
By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.
Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.
Being a novelty had its advantages.
You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.
When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show.
The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.
I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.
Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience.
My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.
When for so long you can't get a job for reasons that seem specious, you you finally do have it, you are constantly afraid of losing it.
In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.
Although I was entirely relaxed on camera, if I had to stand up and say something to an assembled group of people, I was rendered all but inarticulate.
Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.
When I was a little girl in the 1950s, it would not have been possible for me to say, I want to be an anchorwoman when I grow up.
The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself.
The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying.
Walking into a room filled with people you don't know but who know you brings out your worst vulnerabilities.
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