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Jessica Savitch
February 1, 1947 - October 23, 1983
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

Although I was entirely relaxed on camera, if I had to stand up and say something to an assembled group of people, I was rendered all but inarticulate.


The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me.


To get it first is important - but more important is to get it right.


The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.


Television is intensely personal.


The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.


I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.


Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention.


No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.


Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.


Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.


I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.


I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.


In real life, events seem much less dramatic.


The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying.


A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.


Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.


Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.


It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS.


It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.


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