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'I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.'


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'It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth.'


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'I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy.'


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'The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.'


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'My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father.'


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'It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself.'


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'The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.'


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'I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.'


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'When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat, and make a press card to stick in the hat band. That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.'


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'I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.'


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'Now that I look back on it, having retired from being a reporter, it was kind of romantic. It was a wonderful way to live one's life, just as I imagined it would be when I was 6 or 7.'


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'You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.'


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'When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.'


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'I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong.'


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'I can't say that I've changed anybody's life, ever, and that's the real work of the world, if you want a better society.'


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'I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society.'


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'Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.'


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'I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.'


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'Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.'


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'Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.'

 

 

 

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