Jessica Savitch - Quotes

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No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise. ---->>>

The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself. ---->>>

For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work. ---->>>

Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention. ---->>>

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months. ---->>>

I don't exactly know what it means to be ready. A cake when the oven timer goes off? Am I fully baked, or only half-baked? ---->>>

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots. ---->>>

The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage. ---->>>

The code of the road is, if there is anything to eat, eat; if there is a place to sit, sit; if there is a restroom, go. ---->>>

My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl. ---->>>

News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute. ---->>>

The news anchor is exactly that - an anchor, a center, a focus. ---->>>

Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone. ---->>>

By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion. ---->>>

One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors. ---->>>

Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.

Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.

In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent. ---->>>

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men. ---->>>

Mistakes are not always the result of someone's ineptitude. ---->>>

In real life, events seem much less dramatic. ---->>>

To get it first is important - but more important is to get it right. ---->>>

A press card does not provide you with an invisible shield. You're flesh and blood. ---->>>

In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter. ---->>>

News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows. ---->>>

Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form. ---->>>

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain. ---->>>

Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth. ---->>>

News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received. ---->>>

The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best. ---->>>

Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians. ---->>>

The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news. ---->>>

It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS. ---->>>

The better the coverage, the more discriminating the viewer. ---->>>

When I was a little girl in the 1950s, it would not have been possible for me to say, I want to be an anchorwoman when I grow up. ---->>>

My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals. ---->>>

Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time. ---->>>

Although I was entirely relaxed on camera, if I had to stand up and say something to an assembled group of people, I was rendered all but inarticulate. ---->>>

Walking into a room filled with people you don't know but who know you brings out your worst vulnerabilities. ---->>>

I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist. ---->>>

It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort. ---->>>

Men still control the news, both on and off camera. ---->>>

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight. ---->>>

I have had a lifelong phobia of snakes. ---->>>

In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, What next? ---->>>

What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man's face right after he has learned of his wife's death? ---->>>

Television is intensely personal. ---->>>

When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show. ---->>>

I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is. ---->>>

Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience. ---->>>

My goal was to be a network correspondent by the time I was 30. ---->>>

Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive. ---->>>

The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me. ---->>>

When for so long you can't get a job for reasons that seem specious, you you finally do have it, you are constantly afraid of losing it. ---->>>

Being a novelty had its advantages. ---->>>

How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable. ---->>>

Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective. ---->>>

The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-01, 1947
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Die: 10-23, 1983
Occupation: Journalist
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Jessica Beth Savitch (February 1, 1947 – October 23, 1983) was an American television news presenter and correspondent, best known for being the weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News and daily presenter of NBC News updates during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Savitch was one of the first women to anchor an evening network news broadcast alone, following in the footsteps of Marlene Sanders of ABC News and Catherine Mackin of NBC News (wikipedia)