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.
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.
Television is intensely personal.
The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.
When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show.
You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.
Being a novelty had its advantages.
By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.
The better the coverage, the more discriminating the viewer.
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.
The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me.
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.
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.
Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.
Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.
News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute.
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