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Bob Edwards
May 16, 1947 -
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

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.


I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.


I wake about 1 a.m. I'm in the office by 2 a.m. We're on the air at 5.


I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.


If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes.


A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.


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.


It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract.


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.


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.


I go home by noon, and I'm in bed by 6 p.m. I get up at 1 and do it again.


Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.


I've never been able to predict the future of anything.


Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep.


With radio, the listener absorbs everything.


Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.


I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth.


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.


People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.


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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