Quotes by Bill Kurtis

Bill Kurtis

American television journalist

Alive from: 1940-

Category: Media

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    'Frontline' does 10 news shows a year, so one a week is quite an undertaking.
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    A journalist enjoys a privileged position. In exchange for not being able to participate in the rough-and-tumble issues of a community, we are given license to observe it all, based on the understanding that we'll tell everyone what happens fairly and squarely. That's harder than it sounds.
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    All vacations can come down to a few little moments - what do your remember when you're alone, totally relaxed and taken out of yourself to appreciate this other world.
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    Choose something you like to do. I know it's a cliche, and you've heard it over and over. But the reason is, you're going to have to work long and hard to achieve any success. You better like it or life is going to be terrible.
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    First of all, I'm a Midwesterner, being from Kansas, and Chicago is basically a big Midwestern cow town. It was built from the stockyards, and everyone is very friendly, and it's at the edge of the tallgrass prairie. There's just a good feel to it.
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    I've been producing documentaries on global warming for 20 years and have seen the early warnings of extreme weather events come true.
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    If you're a producer, you always spend too much money because you want that shot - and you're willing to spend a bundle to get it.
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    Movie stars and singers never fully pass away because their images are replayed on film and recordings, over and over.
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    My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash, and I haven't reached the end.
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    Politics is still the No. 1 sport in town and the scoreboard shows the U.S. attorney's office leading.
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    The most frightening interview I've ever done was with Dr. Lonnie Thompson of The Ohio State University on the subject of global warming.
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    The one important thing you do as boss is you set the standard. The minute you go in and say 'we'll let it go this time,' you set a new standard, which is lower. So you cannot do that.
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    The prediction that glaciers will be gone from Glacier National Park has been moved up by 10 years to 2020, the same year it's predicted the Arctic Sea will be ice-free in the summer.
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    There's something magical about putting yourself into life. You've got to stand up and take responsibility for your own life and you cannot abandon that.
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    Think of it: television producers joining with newspapers to tell stories. It's journalism of the future. Advertising will follow the crowd - the 'crowd' being viewers and readers, of course, which could bring revenue back into journalism.
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