Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: May 16, 1947
Age: 69 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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

Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like, or even if you're wearing one, and I don't.

When Solomon said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Good things just keep happening.

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

I got to know every format of every station and who was on and what time.

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. Joan Jett age

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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