Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel

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Author Profession: US telejournalist
Born: February 08, 1940
Age: 76 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media.

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.

The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.

I have the necessary lack of tact.

My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you.

I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years, and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming.

Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation.

I think we're glazing eyes all across America.

My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went.

More than four thousand programs produced and consumed. Some of them were pretty good, a great many of them were forgettable; but a handful may even be worth a book.

There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page.

There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

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

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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