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Born: 1938-07-29
Profession: Journalist
Nation: Canadian
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I'm not a slave to objectivity. I'm never quite sure what it means. And it means different things to different people.

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I've always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.

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Scholars will argue with each other about everything.

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Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.

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Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters.

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The one thing that I have done really well in my life is be a father.

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There's no such thing as an independent person.

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I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions, and it was OK to say, I'm not sure. I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.

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If you tailor your news viewing so that you only get one point of view, well of course you're going to think somebody else has got a different point of view, and it may be wrong.

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It is essential for politicians to make a connection with us, as Franklin Roosevelt did, as Teddy Roosevelt did, as John F. Kennedy did, as Ronald Reagan did.

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We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington. Who is more important in the world today: Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know.

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A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics.

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Always have a sense of humor about life - you'll need it - but always be courteous to boot.

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I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam, as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world.

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I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion, and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some people use religion to manipulate other people.

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I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.

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The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically been the one who stayed ahead in November.

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I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.

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I don't think a reporter should give advice or make predictions.

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Al Gore has dedicated his life to detail. George W. Bush has not. He's the first to admit it.

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As a journalist, one tends to think there's nothing off limits.

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Do I think I was put here on earth to be a journalist and to seek truth? No, I don't.

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Do we elect a man because of what he stands for, because of where he stands on the issues, because how he makes the nation feel?

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Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own.

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Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that they can own a particular moment.

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George W. had a plan. He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas, which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.

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I don't think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization.

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I have gone through a period of seeking to understand what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God.

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I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy. I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people.

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I think I am very mainstream - I'm committed to good works in my life.

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I think it's impossible for any of us not to find television, and the political process at its best on television, compelling.

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I think sometimes negative campaigning, like so much, is in the eye of the beholder, and I don't think we'll ever get rid of it.

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I'm a big fan of CNN. I watched it from the beginning.

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I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody wants us to be objective.

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I'm a reporter. I'm not a scholar.

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I'm an immigrant and I've always wanted to write something about America.

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