Zitat des Tages von Dan Rather:
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes; I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
And for whatever reason I've loved the news since I can remember. I loved it when I was in elementary school.
I had just turned 10-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II.
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
Never eat spinach just before going on the air.
What I say or do here won't matter much, nor should it.
Only votes talk, everything else walks.
But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.
As someone who's been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new.
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.
Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.
I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog.
I'd much rather wear out than rust out.
For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me. Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.
And now the sequence of events in no particular order.
Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate Macarena?
This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
I've always tried to be fair, even-handed, not an advocate for any group.
There is no doubt that the way journalism worked when I was growing up and getting started has changed forever.
Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather.
Start-ups like UniversityNow, a network of low-cost, online colleges, allows students to work at their own pace and pay a few hundred dollars a month for a degree.
One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs.