The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents



Who talked about this profession

Peter Arnett

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Peter Arnett on the differences between print journalism and television journalism
Peter Arnett on the process of putting a television news story together, and on reporting for CNN from Central America
Peter Arnett on good advice he received when starting out as a journalist
Peter Arnett on conveying the importance of a free press to students

Rona Barrett

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Rona Barrett on her early interview technique
Rona Barrett on getting her stories and dealing with the legal department
Rona Barrett on how she got her stories
Rona Barrett on the "rules" for her interviews
Rona Barrett on advice to aspiring gossip reporters

Ed Bradley

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Ed Bradley on his first television piece airing on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and on being hired by CBS Television as a correspondent reporting from Vietnam
Ed Bradley on how news was filed from Vietnam
Ed Bradley on access to the military while covering Vietnam
Ed Bradley on getting wounded while covering Vietnam
Ed Bradley on not wanting to cover politics after his return from covering Vietnam, thinking about quitting, and why he decided to stay
Ed Bradley on being among the reporters who left Saigon from the roof of the American embassy
Ed Bradley on his concept of the television documentary as he became head correspondent of CBS Reports
Ed Bradley on coming up with documentary subjects for CBS Reports

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on advice to those starting out in journalism

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on returning as an ABC White House correspondent after serving as anchor of Primetime Live  
Sam Donaldson on his advice to aspiring White House correspondents

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on what journalists can learn from Mike Wallace and Ed Bradley about conducting interviews

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on the biggest story of his career and his advice to aspiring journalists

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on his favorite stories and his interview techniques for MTV News
Kurt Loder on advice to aspiring music journalists

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers on working on his high school newspaper and falling in love with the byline
Bill Moyers on becoming White House Press Secretary
Bill Moyers on the relationship between the Johnson administration and the press during the Vietnam War

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on the process of reporting at CBS in the 1960s

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on writing a 15 minute newscast in record time while at KTRH Radio in Texas
Dan Rather on what a reporter's job really is
Dan Rather on the type of reporting done on 60 Minutes

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera on his early reports on WABC Eyewitness News
Geraldo Rivera on his advice to aspiring journalists

Cokie Roberts

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Cokie Roberts on her decision to become a journalist, and on early local shows she worked on
Cokie Roberts on concerns about her impartiality as a journalist with family members in Congress
Cokie Roberts on how her family background in politics helped her when she began covering Congress, and how coverage of Congress has changed
Cokie Roberts on the most important responsibility of a journalist, and on remaining objective
Cokie Roberts on how the state of journalism has changed since she started
Cokie Roberts on the medium she prefers to work in, and on political satire
Cokie Roberts on advice to aspiring television journalists

Morley Safer

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Morley Safer on his interest in foreign reporting
Morley Safer on being a broadcast journalist in Vietnam during the war
Morley Safer on serving as London Bureau Chief from 1967-70
Morley Safer on the role of a 60 Minutes  correspondent in initiating a story

Bob Simon

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Bob Simon on one of his earliest job offers from WCBS (radio) - writing a script from wire copy
Bob Simon on his first job on the assignment desk for CBS News in 1967
Bob Simon on how he was treated as an American reporter while covering conflicts in Northern Ireland (1969-1971)
Bob Simon on how he explained the British/Ireland conflict to American audiences
Bob Simon on the ethics of news reporting and interacting with crew
Bob Simon on how they got footage from the field in Vietnam to the Bureau back in the U.S.
Bob Simon on the challenge of remaining neutral when reporting on wars
Bob Simon on reporting from the CBS Tel Aviv Bureau in the 1970s and his daily routine there
Bob Simon on his captivity in Iraq by Saddam Hussein's regime while reporting on the Gulf War
Bob Simon on having an interviewee walk out on him during an interview
Bob Simon on the process of developing a story for the news
Bob Simon on advice to aspiring journalists
Bob Simon on what he has learned about being a news correspondent and how he honed his "bullshit detector"

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on taking over Murrow's role as CBS chief European correspondent

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on advice to aspiring broadcast journalists