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We have entered a time when a writer's first idea is his best idea, when the first thing a reporter hears is the first thing that she reports. We live in a time now when we have seen major television networks take video off of YouTube and broadcast it to millions of Americans without verifying whether the video had been fabricated or not. ---->>>

Never before in human history has more information been available to more people. But at the same time, never before in human history has more bad information been available to more people. ---->>>

Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism. ---->>>

I'm always trying to get those interviews that are impossible to get, because they are the ones that are most interesting to the audience. ---->>>

America is strong because its journalism is strong. That's how democracies work. They're only as good as the quality of the information that the public possesses. And that is where we come in. ---->>>

Science doesn't care, by and large, what the answers are. It's only interested in getting the right answer. And journalism should be very much that way. ---->>>

The quality of life in America is dependent on the quality of the journalism. Most people don't realize that, but if you think about it, journalism is one of the pillars on which our society is perched. ---->>>

No one ever wanted to hire me. Ever. I've never been recruited anywhere. I have beat my head against every wall, at every place that I worked. ---->>>

In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor. And that is the danger that we face today. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 07-28, 1957
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation: Journalist

Scott Cameron Pelley (born July 28, 1957) is an American television reporter who was the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2011 to 2017. He is a correspondent for the CBS News magazine, 60 Minutes, and was a correspondent on 60 Minutes II from 1999 to 2004. Pelley had been the CBS News chief White House correspondent from 1997 to 1999 (wikipedia)