Tom Brokaw Quotes


24 Tom Brokaw quotes:



"It makes it all the more poignant because of the absence of our colleague Peter Jennings. We had hoped that he would be here tonight so we could have a reunion, a celebration."
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"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."
"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."
"Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches."
"We all made each other better at what we do. And we had a common DNA, if you will: We were all reporters first and anchors second."
"Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage."
"It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about."
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"Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever."
"TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract."
"Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way."
"It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced."
"The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life."
"Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now."
"David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph."
"I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today."
"I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup."
"Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people."
"Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style."
"Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down."
"There has been some research, by the way, that shows that, as people are coming up into their parenting ages, they gravitate back to the evening news."



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