David Brinkley Quotes

David Brinkley was a popular television newscaster. President George W. Bush called him the “elder statesman of broadcast journalism” in 1992.

Image: Photo of David Brinkley, newscaster for NBC and ABC

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

“The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.”

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

“Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.”

“The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.”

– David Brinkley (1920-2003)

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