Quotes by Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

American broadcast journalist

Category: Media

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    A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
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    Any outfit that has to beg its listeners for money is an organization that has to constantly please its listeners or it will dry up and go away. It shouldn't work when you think about it.
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    At a tiny station in New Albany, Indiana, which is right across from the river from Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up. The Louisville stations were loath to hire beginners, so I had to go across the river.
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    Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep.
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    But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before.
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    If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes.
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    In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
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    In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work. You can concentrate on the road while still getting an audio message that can be riveting.
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    It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract.
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    Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like, or even if you're wearing one, and I don't.
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    Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
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    Some are pre-taped interviews because maybe we can't get that person live or maybe we're not sure it's going to work out right so we tape it an hour in advance.
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    That's the problem with news interviews, you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio, but once they've been on, the event passes, the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate.
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    The pictures are created by the listener, with a little help from the broadcaster. The pictures are perfect. If you're showing pictures, different things in that picture can distract from the spoken word.
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    When Solomon said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.
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