Ted Koppel Quotes

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen... view

By: Ted Koppel

My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went... view

By: Ted Koppel

Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation... view

By: Ted Koppel

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions... view

By: Ted Koppel

I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years, and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming... view

By: Ted Koppel

I think we're glazing eyes all across America... view

By: Ted Koppel

More than four thousand programs produced and consumed. Some of them were pretty good, a great many of them were forgettable.. view

By: Ted Koppel

My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you... view

By: Ted Koppel

People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media... view

By: Ted Koppel

The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do... view

By: Ted Koppel

There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page... view

By: Ted Koppel

I have the necessary lack of tact... view

By: Ted Koppel

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach... view

By: Ted Koppel

There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews.. view

By: Ted Koppel

To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique... view

By: Ted Koppel