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The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn’t because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but…
I wanted to be in this business, and once I got into the business I knew I enjoyed it, and I liked it, and I…
My mother gave me a push. If I hadn’t had her, maybe I wouldn’t have had the push. If I hadn’t gone to military school,…
I don’t know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they’ve got…
I can’t tell you what that little ingredient is which makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more, and the other…
But in 1941, on December 8th, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, my mother bought a radio and we listened to the war news. We’d…
But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm,…
Some days the competition would beat me and I’d go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in…
I didn’t come east of the Mississippi for the first time in my life until I was 26 years of age, but I knew. I…
And on election night I’d go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn’t…
Well, I was born in El Paso, Texas, it was in the nearest hospital to the family farm.
There was a little bit of ham in me. And there’s a lot of people say there’s a lot of ham in me.
News conferences are the only chance the American public has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind.
My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school.
It wasn’t until the late ’70s that a lot of people knew me.
It was kind of exciting being on the radio. Not everybody was on the radio.
If you have a setback, and you’re not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could…
As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that’s one step ahead of basket weaving as…
And really, the basis, I think, of achieving some success in what I want to do today comes from my mother’s push to get me…
But my observation has been, certainly in the news business, you’ve got to give 110 percent.
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