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After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work, partly because in an open war, open to coverage, as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult, really.
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All of us who work in the broadcast are really quite proud of it.
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Back in the old days, 20 odd years ago, Mike and I were occasionally like scorpions in a bottle.
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Chefs have the stature of quarterbacks. But their preparations would send the American Heart Association into cardiac arrest. Butter, goose fat, lard, double cream are the staples of a decent day's cooking.
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Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich was off-the-wall.
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Does it make Dan Rather any better or Tom Brokaw any worse if one slips past the other?
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Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we're not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep.
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I am not in this business as a calling. I don't do what I do to right any wrongs.
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I did three tours in Vietnam. I guess a total of about almost two years.
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I happen to taste the natural salt in many foods, so I rarely add it to dishes. Celery, for instance, has a lot of salt flavor, so you don't really need to add salt if a dish has a lot of celery.
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I have heard other magazines say, Oh, you guys can get away with that. And I don't know what they mean by that.
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I just finished a story on how mental patients are treated in Belgium.
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I just found white wine to be sour and acidic.
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I love Vietnamese food, but it's too intricate for me to cook. The ingredients have to be so incredibly fresh.
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I really don't care what movie stars have to say about life.
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I think as long as Clinton stays around, Bush will continue to do extremely well. He has been very, very clever by not commenting on any of these allegations of sleaze that we have all heard.
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I think Clinton was a brilliant strategist, there's no question.
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I think everybody learned a lesson about rushing to judgment.
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I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere.
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I think nine people is an awful lot of people, given we started with two. I feel more crowded. I just hope the flight's not overbooked.
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I think the average age on the broadcast, if you count Don Hewitt in the mix, is around 65.
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I think the Bush pardon of Iran-Contra was defensible in a certain sense, to the extent that there is that bond within an administration.
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I think there is a certain entitlement for people who, as Maureen Dowd says, they have been living in public housing all their lives, I think there is there is a kind of entitlement, an arrogance.
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I'm just wondering whether going back to the mundane bread-and-butter stuff of legal work must be kind of boring.
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I'm not the young man. That's Croft and Leslie Stahl.
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In Belgium, it's a foster care system. You don't see any homeless people in this area where we did the story. People have, for generations, been taking mental patients in.
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In many ways when Jerry Ford pardoned Nixon, in a certain way, he did speak for the country.
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In the last governor's race, only 29 percent of voters showed up at the polls, making Texas fertile ground for a popular outsider.
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In those long months of listening to those horrible stories, dreadful stories, how do you ever push that out of your mind?
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In Vietnam, journalists were generally killed in battle, and there are no battles in this war. They are all street crimes. There were some dodgy moments, but nothing like Iraq.
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It doesn't matter a damn to me whether CNN gives it in 11:01, and CBS at 10:59; who really cares? How important is that? I can understand the difference of an hour, but minutes or seconds? Come on!
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It is always disarming to treat with the enemy, so to speak.
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It's interesting how important food is in the poorest of societies. They lack in so many areas, but they go the extra mile for food.
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It's the only way, short of murder, of getting rid of Donald Trump.
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Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that.
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Killing is the payoff of war.
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Ma Ferguson said if English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for Texans.
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Mike Wallace, mature? Forget it. He's remarkable. Mike is the herald of what's to come.
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One feels terrible for the obvious reasons, but even more so because of the voyeuristic nature of that's what you're there for, to watch it, the killing.
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Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids.
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Physically it can be very, very demanding, reporting at war. Your ingenuity is sometimes taxed, because you have the story, now how do you get it out.
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Pilgrims who are looking for a cure are soon looking for a curio.
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Random violence targets everyone from American troops to journalists to civilians having lunch in a cafe.
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Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.
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Sitcoms, entertainment television, seems to have the seeds of death in their life.
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Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask.
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That's what you do for a living. I think one does keep one's feelings out of it.
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The Bush Cabinet is quite interesting, there are no flashy people in there. No stars. They all seem quite focused and serious and knowledgeable about the areas to which they have been appointed.
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The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis.
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The Republicans learned well from Bill Clinton.
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There has been no shortage of great characters in the governor's mansion of the great state of Texas.
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There is a rule. The person has to be more interesting, more compelling than what they do. That is rare in life among any of us.
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This is what the war in Vietnam is all about. The old and the very young.
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We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago. I think we became a habit.
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We only rarely went for what might be called the cheap shot. We have made mistakes over the years for sure.
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We only watch one station at a time.
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We spend most of our time in the kitchen. It's so comfortable here.
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What does it say about us that people who are considered defective are instinctively caring and compassionate?
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What has reality shows got to do with reality? It is beyond unreality; there is nothing real about it.
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When I did that interview with Hepburn, the only ground rule was, you did not discuss Spencer Tracy. Spencer Tracy's widow is still alive, and she respected that.
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When you do it long enough, you know how to do it.
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Whenever it's suggested that our sponsors have some kind of influence or control of what we cover in some kind of censorship through financial pressure, it's rubbish. That's never happened.
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Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express.
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You can be a great president and be ridden with flaws. Of course we know that.
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You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.
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