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Bob Edwards Quotes

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
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#American Journalist

With consolidation you have fewer and fewer voices, ... I always thought that the strength of radio was its diversity. It has always had so many voices. When I was a kid, the maximum amount of radio stations that you were allowed to have in your ownership group was five. Now you have one company that owns 1,250 stations. That's just wrong.
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#Diversity

If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes.
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#American Journalist #Jokes

Murrow would be delighted that there are 24-hour news channels, but disappointed that during prime time all that they would be doing are these shout shows and Larry King instead of doing the news,
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#News

You know what the compensation is before you decide to run.
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#Compensation

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
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People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there
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#People

We're going to have a lot of money against us. But we'll see how people respond and where they want the town to go.
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#Money

I was talking to a Jesuit priest named Father Greg Boyle the other day, ... He works with Latino gangs in Los Angeles. He gets them jobs and counseling and gets doctors to do tattoo removal for free. This is a wonderful man doing fabulous work. It was the best interview that I have ever done, and was the best program that I have ever done, and it was just last week.
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#Doctors #Jobs #Counseling

We've been getting questions about them, mostly from people who worry we're wasting money. But in the long run, I think the new signs will be cheaper.
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#Signs

I should be able to get by on that money until my friend wires me some more cash.
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#Money

Good things just keep happening.
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#American Journalist

Any outfit that has to beg its listeners for money is an organization that has to constantly please its listeners or it will dry up and go away. It shouldn't work when you think about it.
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Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like, or even if you're wearing one, and I don't.
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At a tiny station in New Albany, Indiana, which is right across from the river from Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up. The Louisville stations were loath to hire beginners, so I had to go across the river.
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Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep.
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#American Journalist

But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before.
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#American Journalist

For one thing, you can get old, fat, bald and nobody knows and nobody cares. So there's great longevity in radio, more security there.
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I go home by noon, and I'm in bed by 6 p.m. I get up at 1 and do it again.
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I got to know every format of every station and who was on and what time.
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I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth.
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#American Journalist

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
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I wake about 1 a.m. I'm in the office by 2 a.m. We're on the air at 5.
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#American Journalist

I wanted to be one of the voices in the box.
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#American Journalist

I was 3 in 1950. And I loved the radio.
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#American Journalist

I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.
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#American Journalist

I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.
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#American Journalist