David Brinkley

David Brinkley

David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. He wrote three books, including the critically acclaimed 1988 bestseller Washington Goes to War, about how World War II transformed the nation's capital.

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People have the illusion that all over the world all the time all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact over most of the world most of the time nothing is happening.

The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.

Washington D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system.


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