• When I was a freshman in college, I went to a broadcast class by mistake. The first day, the instructor said, "Television anchors sound like they could be from everywhere and nowhere." From that point on, every time I was near an anchor, when no one was around, they would say something and I would say it right after them. It was this effort to get rid of my accent.

    "Charles Blow on Masculinity, Trayvon Martin, and Reliving Childhood Trauma". Interview with Julia Lurie, September/October 2014.