Eric Sevareid
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"Arnold Eric Sevareid" was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed "Murrow's Boys". He was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II. Traveling into Burma during World War II, his aircraft was shot down and he was rescued from behind enemy lines by a United States Air Force Pararescue/search and rescue team established for that purpose. He was the final journalist to interview Adlai Stevenson before his death. After a long and distinguished career, he followed in Murrow's footsteps as a commentator on the CBS Evening News for 12 years for which he was recognized with Emmy and Peabody Awards.

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Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.

Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.

Brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those, who profit by postponing it, pretend.

Tenacity is a pretty fair substitute for bravery, and the best form of tenacity I know is expressed in a Danish fur trapper's principle" "The next mile is the only one a person really has to make."

I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow.

The affluent society, with relentless single-minded energy, is turning our cities, most of suburbia and most of our roadways into the most affluent slum on earth.

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Saints are usually killed by their own people.