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Born: 1947-02-01
Profession: Journalist
Nation: American
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The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months.

Tags: Debate, Event, Months

The news anchor is exactly that - an anchor, a center, a focus.

Tags: Anchor, Focus, News

When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show.

Tags: Seen, Show, Woman

Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

Tags: Chance, May, Women

Being a novelty had its advantages.

Tags: Advantages, Novelty

By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.

Tags: Assignment, Car, Far

How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.

Tags: Career, Magazine, Valuable

I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.

Tags: Crime, Police, Until

Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience.

Tags: Audience, Best, Sense

My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.

Tags: Goal, Goals, Place

My goal was to be a network correspondent by the time I was 30.

Tags: Goal, Network, Time

My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl.

Tags: College, Girl, Job

News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received.

Tags: Matter, Successful, Work

Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive.

Tags: Attention, Cannot, Themselves

One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.

Tags: Left, Reason, Tired

Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.

Tags: Free, Media, System

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.

Tags: Gang, Honor, Wars

Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.

Tags: Characters, Defined, Texas

The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.

Tags: Bad, Fire, Good

The better the coverage, the more discriminating the viewer.

Tags: Coverage, 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.

Tags: Eat, Place, Road

The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me.

Tags: Difficult, Real, Woman

The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.

Tags: Belief, Old, Women

The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying.

Tags: Looks, Saying, Write

The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.

Tags: Best, Between, Talent

The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself.

Tags: Chose, Life, Single

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Walking into a room filled with people you don't know but who know you brings out your worst vulnerabilities.

Tags: Room, Walking, Worst

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.

Tags: Afraid, Job, Losing

When I was a little girl in the 1950s, it would not have been possible for me to say, I want to be an anchorwoman when I grow up.

Tags: Girl, Grow, Possible

Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.

Tags: Quality, Time, Women

You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.

Tags: Die, Racing, War

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.

Tags: Camera, Group, Stand

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.

Tags: Children, Job, Marriage

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.

Tags: Attitude, Family, Focus

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

Tags: Goals, Matter, Motivational

For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.

Tags: Hard, Hours, Work

Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention.

Tags: Attention, Jealous, Women

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.

Tags: Life, Men, Women

I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.

Tags: Accepted, Serious, Wanted

It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.

Tags: Career, Effort, Marriage

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.

Tags: Age, Time, Work

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?

Tags: Cake, Means, Off

In real life, events seem much less dramatic.

Tags: Less, Life, Real

Mistakes are not always the result of someone's ineptitude.

Tags: Mistakes, Result, Someone

A press card does not provide you with an invisible shield. You're flesh and blood.

Tags: Blood, Invisible, Press

Men still control the news, both on and off camera.

Tags: Control, Men, Off

What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man's face right after he has learned of his wife's death?

Tags: After, Death, Wife

To get it first is important - but more important is to get it right.

Tags: Lifelong, Phobia, Snakes

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?

Tags: Question, Read, Society

News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.

Tags: Cannot, News, Nor

Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth.

Tags: Believing, Earth, Time

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.

Tags: Life, Success, Surprise

In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.

Tags: Her, Mother, Wanted

It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS.

Tags: Belief, Between, Individual

News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute.

Tags: Texas, Wait, Weather

Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.

Tags: Good, News, Television

Television is intensely personal.

Tags: Intensely, Personal, Television

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.

Tags: Balance, Good, Public