You have to be precise. You have to be specific, but you want to be accurate. That is first and foremost. You want to be on top of the story, but words do matter.
You tell the people the stories the best you know. If there is something you don't know, you be up front and make that clear. You always give the aggrieved party the chance to respond before you publish or go to air. That's just my kind of old-fashioned news values.
My rule of thumb is that if I am interested or intrigued by something, others will be as well.
I think what we try to do is bring the news to our viewers in a very comprehensive responsible way.
My goal is to make the viewer a little bit smarter.
My inclination, as an old-school, classically trained journalist, is not to go with a story unless I have it hard. It's not good enough to say something based on rumors that were flying around.
No Republican has ever been elected president of the United States without winning Ohio.
Six days after 9/11 George W. Bush visited a mosque and said quote, "Islam is peace."
You see a lot over 30 years and you try to be professional and responsible. A lot of the interviews you do can be very haunting.
If you are a reliable, honest journalist, sources will open up and trust you and share good information.
There are millions and millions of patriotic Muslim Americans.
My best stories come from well-placed sources who point me in the right direction.
I'm a season ticket holder to the Washington Wizards, and I love going to Washington Nationals and Redskins games.
Two hours on television just doesn't automatically happen. I'm up early, I'm reading newspapers online, talking to my staff, coming up with ideas.
I tend to overwrite; I need a good editor.
I eat right. I exercise. I run 5 miles a day on the treadmill.
The war against ISIS will pose many new challenges for the next commander-in-chief. The last two presidents [George W. Bush and Barack Obama] pursued a Middle East policy that supported toppling dictators to try to promote democracy.
The fight against radical Islamic terrorists and ISIS has been called the war of our time.
Americans are clearly more afraid than at any time since 9/11. In Los Angeles, 650 schoolchildren didn't go to - 650,000 schoolchildren didn't go to school because of an e-mail threat, this two weeks after an attack killed 14 people in San Bernardino.
The police were also ready with more formidable tools of intimidation. The office also assigned a veteran homicide prosecutor to oversee the investigation. All this activity sent a signal to Condit. If he didn't play ball, he might find himself called to testify before a grand jury under oath.
When I finished grad school, I sort of fell into journalism. Someone mentioned that there was an entry level job at the Reuters News Agency. I applied, and, to my amazement, I got the job.
Almost every day I wrap up my two-hour live broadcast and I say to myself as I'm driving home, 'I wish I would've done this' or 'We really should have gone live longer with this segment.
You don't suppose that the photo ops and the military convoys arriving at the same time were a coincidence, do you, Wolf ... Situation Room.
I love covering stories that have huge historic impacts.
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