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

News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute.


The code of the road is, if there is anything to eat, eat; if there is a place to sit, sit; if there is a restroom, go.


Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth.


Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.


Mistakes are not always the result of someone's ineptitude.


In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.


Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.


Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive.


One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.


Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.


When I was a little girl in the 1950s, it would not have been possible for me to say, I want to be an anchorwoman when I grow up.


Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.


Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience.


Walking into a room filled with people you don't know but who know you brings out your worst vulnerabilities.


How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.


A press card does not provide you with an invisible shield. You're flesh and blood.


My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.


News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received.


My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl.


By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.


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