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.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth.
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.
The code of the road is, if there is anything to eat, eat; if there is a place to sit, sit; if there is a restroom, go.
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 relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.
Television is intensely personal.
In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, What next?
A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.
I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.
It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.
Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention.
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.
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?
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