Obviously, people in Texas have big hearts.
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.
Many White House photo-ops are staged events, but did the most recent one go too far President Bush held a video conference on Thursday with U. S. troops in Iraq. But some eyebrows were raised by what came over the satellite beforehand A Pentagon aide rehearsing the soldiers' answers. We'll have more on that just ahead.
It was really a very difficult decision for a lot of reasons. First of all, because of the connection I feel with you. I know I don't know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we've become friends through the years. And you've been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult times as well. And, hopefully, I've been there for you. I can't tell you how grateful I am for the support you all have given me. And I so appreciate that you've included me in your morning routine.
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.
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.
You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you.
I know it's the worst kept secret in America, but I'm going to be working on the CBS evening news and '60 Minutes', and I'm very excited about it.
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.
But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it's a very different animal. You know, they're running around, they're getting their kids ready for school, they're probably doing eight million things, they're brushing their teeth.
I can tell you with complete honesty that my relationship with Matt hasn't changed at all. We like and care about each other.
Sometimes I think change is a good thing.
I know there's a great deal of speculation, and while I appreciate the interest, kind of, my contract ends in May and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do. I'm fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to think long and hard about.
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.
Joining CBS is a unique opportunity that came at the right time for me. I'm thrilled to become part of the rich tradition of CBS News.
Sometimes you give money and you never quite know where it goes to, but in this case you really see what you've done, and it's a great sense of accomplishment,
I think you get to know the people on the shows better than you do in any other format, because the audience sees us in so many different situations.
All three networks have always had a morning show but now cable of course is taking some of that audience away and a variety of other things, probably the Internet as well.
I feel like a human pinata. The disappointing thing is, no candy is going to spill out.
Meanwhile you cover the White House. I'm just curious what has the atmosphere been like since Katrina
You see, that's the problem I have with "you people."
When you thought about getting married, was there a particular dress you had in mind
But, you know, they don't enjoy the dinner hour together. It's just not as much of a ritual at night and it's interesting. I think the ritual is taking place perhaps more in the morning.
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.
Wake up with Diane instead. Katie has fallen victim to her stylists.
Some gay rights activists have said that some conservative political organizations like the Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family are contributing to this anti-homosexual atmosphere by having an ad campaign saying if you are a homosexual you can change your orientation. That prompts people to say, 'If I meet someone who's homosexual, I'm going to take action to try to convince them or try to harm them.' Do you believe that such groups are contributing to this climate.
Sometimes I think change is a good thing. Although it may be terrifying to get out of your comfort zone, it's also very exciting to start a new chapter in your life.
Good morning. Fighting fires. California firefighters try to stop a ferocious wild fire from crossing a freeway and burning its way to the ocean. Under fire Former Education Secretary William Bennett feeling the heat for saying this on the radio
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.
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!
I think it's a case of serious overexposure. It has the potential to deliver the wrong message to people about politics, that you have to be outrageous and be so out there to really get people's attention ... I think you have to see what he does in the actual act of governing before he deserves more attention.
He would take the blow so you didn't have to.
If I hear the word 'perky' again, I'll puke.
When asked by Today ... None. I went through a period of two years of great difficulty, came back with a passion, with a really guiding light behind me, trying to focus on making sure that every aspect of our business at Martha Stewart Living was great.
I've always tried to stay true to my authentic self.
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 beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that's really motivating.
A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching, to see the people with their signs and waving, but there's something that's very inclusive about it.
And that is, in an increasingly fragmented society - I'm getting a little bit esoteric here - people like routine, people like familiarity.
He was always sort of a scrappy little kid wasn't he? A bit of a fighter?
After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I'll be leaving 'Today' at the end of May. ... It may sound kind of corny but I really feel that we've become friends through the years.
I hope I have a little talent, but a lot of it was luck. I went through setbacks. People said I looked too young, people said I wasn't good, nobody said, 'Come here, baby, we're going to make you a star.' Early on, when I'd say, 'Can I do some anchoring' people would look at me like I was crazy.
I don't know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we've become friends through the years. And you've been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult ones. I can't tell you how grateful I am.
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.
Co-host David Gregory, subbing for Matt Lauer then piped in Katie the President is making his third trip this morning to the hurricane zone but it's really it's first detailed look at New Orleans. He, of course, has taken a major political hit through all of this.
This morning, the uproar and his explanation.
The morning is an extremely lucrative time slot for network television and of course, if it's making money, everybody wants a slice of that pie.
Today ... sort of the symbol of journalism in this war.
I think that good programming serves us all well. It gives people more choices. It makes us all try harder. And the competitive juices start flowing.
I would hate to have that sort of like tabloid aspect of it or the relationship or anything overshadow, you know, what I think is really Kevin's best movie -- and probably mine, too,
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