And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.
Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win.
We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.
What you do, what you say, how you react to critical situations defines not just the moment, but it defines and shapes you.
They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.
I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.
Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children.
Little did we know then that CNN would become the big league.
We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does.
Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by.
I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent.
We do it because we're committed, because we're believers.
If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?
In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child.
'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.
I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
We hear foreign accents on CNN. It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take you because you certainly don't fit in, in the American spectrum of news.