"Henry Bernard Levin" Order of the British Empire/CBE was an English journalist, author and broadcaster, described by The Times as "the most famous journalist of his day". The son of a poor Jewish family in London, he won a scholarship to the independent school Christ's Hospital and went on to the London School of Economics, graduating in 1952. After a short spell in a lowly job at the BBC selecting press cuttings for use in programmes, he secured a post as a junior member of the editorial staff of a weekly periodical, Truth (British periodical)/Truth, in 1953.
Levin reviewed television for the Guardian/The Manchester Guardian and wrote a weekly political column in The Spectator noted for its irreverence and influence on modern Sketch story/parliamentary sketches. During the 1960s he wrote five columns a week for The Daily Mail on any subject that he chose. After a disagreement with the proprietor of the paper over attempted censorship of his column in 1970, Levin moved to The Times where, with one break of just over a year in 1981–82, he remained as resident columnist until his retirement, covering a wide range of topics, both serious and comic.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous journalists! More Bernard Levin on Wikipedia.
Because we see prevention as so inclusive, the task we have set for ourselves is very difficult and won't likely be accomplished for decades. But if we can lessen the odds that even one person will develop cancer, or suffer or die from it, we have moved one step closer to our goal. It is that march of progress over time that will make a difference in the future.Bernard Levin