I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.
I beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that's really motivating.
You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you.
And they like being able to turn on the television day in and day out to see someone that they know and they feel comfortable with and trust hopefully and respect even.
I feel like a human pinata. The disappointing thing is, no candy is going to spill out.
If I hear the word 'perky' again, I'll puke.
I've always tried to stay true to my authentic self.
And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition, you don't focus enough on what you're doing.
That studies have shown that more people are getting up earlier, they're getting their news earlier. They're getting less sleep, getting up at earlier hours.
Sometimes I think change is a good thing.
At least for me personally, I've always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I'm speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.
They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece.
I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!
He was always sort of a scrappy little kid wasn't he? A bit of a fighter?
He would take the blow so you didn't have to.
Obviously, people in Texas have big hearts.
You see, that's the problem I have with 'you people.'
Now, if they're there to talk about something specifically, and I determine through my own editorial judgment, that another area isn't germane, or isn't an important part of it, that's something else. But we never agree to anything in advance, absolutely not.
So I don't really focus too much on that, and I think it's dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you're not going to be doing a really quality job yourself.
You know, you've got serious pieces, you've got light pieces, you've got cooking segments, you've got health-related topics, so it's not as if they've had a unique personality from the get-go.