About David Brinkley:
David McClure Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.
This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
News is something worth knowing that you didn't know already. (by an "earnest young woman" in his journalism class)
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system.
The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.
Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.
Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.
When there is no news, we will give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.