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 real life, events seem much less dramatic.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.
The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me.
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.
I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.
You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.
How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.
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.
By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.
My goal was to be a network correspondent by the time I was 30.
Being a novelty had its advantages.
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.
Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.
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.
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.
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