Jessica Savitch Quotes

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months... view

By: Jessica Savitch

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

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

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

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

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

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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... view

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

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

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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... view

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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... view

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

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The code of the road is, if there is anything to eat, eat.. view

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The better the coverage, the more discriminating the viewer... view

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The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire.. view

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

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

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Television is intensely personal... view

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Being a novelty had its advantages... view

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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... view

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

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

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The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic.. view

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

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

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

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Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time... view

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

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

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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... view

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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... view

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

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

By: Jessica Savitch