We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Broadcast Quotes from Alastair Campbell, Laura Kuenssberg, T. J. Miller, Craig Zadan, Jason Segel. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen – classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast.
It’s worth knowing that there’s very different sets of regulation for the print press and for broadcast media. They’re different things, particularly during campaign periods.
I actually prefer Twitter as a medium, and I also got into Periscope for a second, but I’m still trying to figure out what to do with it. I can’t figure out if the only important thing about it is the live broadcast, or if it’s an interesting kind of way to log what you do.
Live TV is the future. It’s the only way you can beat the DVRing of America. Everything is DVRed, and no one watches stuff when it’s on. Awards shows and sports are watched when they’re broadcast.
The movies that I love and model after, like ‘Annie Hall,’ ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ and in particular for me, ‘Broadcast News,’ are the tone of life, which isn’t a setup punch-line every two minutes.
In a free market capitalist system, ‘price signals’ are everything. Prices are determined by buyers and sellers in the free market, and these prices are broadcast from the exchanges, reaching all corners of the economy – where they are used to transact business.
People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.
A lot of times, I think broadcast commentators can get bogged down with stats and personal agendas.
My first broadcast partner provided color commentary even though he was totally blind. Leroy McGuirk was a former NCAA Wrestling Champion at Oklahoma State University and long time kingpin of the NWA Junior Heavyweight Division before losing his sight in a car accident in Little Rock in the early 1950s.
When you’re still in the broadcast business, you’re still trying to reach tens of millions. You’re trying to still aim for a broader audience, and I think that’s a more difficult task to spread yourself across that audience, connect with them, as opposed to a very, very small, pinpointed audience. Difficult to do.
The ‘Evening News’ is going to have a long run, both as a broadcast and as a presence online and on cellphones. It is a franchise with a very rich tradition.
Announcers don’t do enough of the cat-and-mouse strategy and all the work that goes into it. You watch a broadcast and guys get the pitches wrong.
When I was young, there was only one TV channel, sponsored by the government, and it only broadcast things like what the leader had for breakfast. There was no real media.
It’s ridiculous that we let broadcast and cable shows compete against each other at the Emmys. They are not the same animal.
I own a copy of the original ‘Talking Heads’ by Alan Bennett, which I purchased many years ago shortly after they were first broadcast. It’s been lovingly well-thumbed over the years. They are magnificent. A masterpiece.
I’ve anchored my share of live coverage over the years, including car chases. At MSNBC, I often prayed the ‘delay switch’ would actually work as promised. And, I frequently wondered what I would do or say if a violent and graphic incident accidentally aired on my broadcast.
Music is the major form of communication. It’s the commonest vibration, the people’s news broadcast, especially for kids.
Being in this position enables myself and others to deliver messages of positivity – we can broadcast to everyone just how beautiful this world is, and all the ways we can keep it beautiful by treating one another with kindness.
Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages. Mine were broadcast for eight years.
My involvement with the USFL began in the broadcast booth before I ever coached a game in the league.
By April 1998, the fortunes of Lazio were on the rise as they won their first trophy in 24 years. Meanwhile, my salary of around £400,000 basically tripled overnight when TV companies started paying for rights to broadcast games.
Half of a broadcast show, in my experience, is things happening, and the other half is people talking about how they feel about the things that happened. And so there’s this sense of everyone saying their subtext out loud.
Growing up, I was going to school for broadcast journalism. I wanted to be Oprah.
I have a lot of memories, but I don’t go into capitalizing on that. Something’s got to be my own. I’m not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.
I think a lot of the political programmes have decided that most people aren’t interested in politics, so they broadcast only for people who are.
Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content of a particular newscast.
Tom Snyder was born to broadcast. He loved television and it loved him back. In that, he was a member of a vanishing breed, especially as narrowcasting displaces broadcasting, ‘online’ replaces ‘on the air,’ and any Tom, Dick or Mary can be monarch of a desktop domain, uplinking themselves to satellites in space.
I obviously preferred the analyst role to the sideline role because your opportunity to impact the broadcast was drastically different.
With syndicated television and broadcast pay-per-view, this is an opportunity for a lot of guys to break into the national mainstream.
I wouldn’t be comfy going toe to toe launching a new scripted show against broadcast.
The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
Twitter provides a platform that allows anyone on the planet – from a political activist in the Middle East to an intemperate golfer in the White House – to broadcast his or her thoughts.
Amy Rapp, my producing partner, and I are drawn to character-driven material. We’re developing and producing movies and TV, fiction and non-fiction, studio and independent, broadcast and cable, theatre, and web so our slate is really diverse.
Although we leave traces of our personal lives with our credit cards and Web browsers today, tomorrow’s mobile devices will broadcast clouds of personal data to invisible monitors all around us.
David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.
I do media work but I don’t do broadcast on TV. I’m a content producer and creator, so I just go out there and produce awesome content.
I do think that the days of gathering around a television set that functions merely as a television set, to receive a live broadcast of some networked programming, those days are probably numbered.
I sat in the back of the broadcast booth for ages watching my dad do his job. And not just watching how he did his job, but how he interacted with people and how he regarded his job.
The idea of Twitter started with me working in dispatch since I was 15 years old, where taxi cabs or firetrucks would broadcast where they were and what they were doing.
There’s nowhere you can aggregate more people in one fell swoop than a broadcast network; there’s no place you can build a star quicker than you can on a broadcast network.
Researchers looked at news programs on major broadcast and cable networks between 2008 and 2012 and found that of those labeled as domestic terrorists, 81% were identifiable as Muslims – this despite the fact that FBI reports from the period studied revealed that only 6% of domestic terrorist suspects were Muslim.
When I was 10, 11, 12 years old, I would pretend to be on the radio. I bought a mixer and these big, ugly headphones and I would literally broadcast the cassette tapes in my bedroom.
People often lump radio and television together because they are both broadcast mediums. But radio, anyway, and the radio I do for NPR, is much closer to writing than it is to television.
When you call a game, it’s almost like you’re doing a three-hour movie and the production of it all, living in the moment in real time, the replays, all the intricacies that go into putting a game in a broadcast. It’s not just 100 percent football.
I was for many years myself a journalist and it is not appropriate to say a programme should not be broadcast.
I don’t have any personal memories of the broadcast of ‘Civilisation’. I was born the year afterwards. But the many personal stories I have heard from the people it touched do resonate as I had my own television-induced epiphany.
Because journalists of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty – the former broadcast into Eastern Europe, the latter into the Soviet Union – accurately depicted daily life in communist Europe, in the local languages, using native journalists, millions of people tuned in to them.
Social media isn’t a one-way broadcast; it’s a multiway opportunity for dialogue.
Hollywood has known this for quite a while: Cable is the place to go because they truly have a supportive network and they want to do things that cannot be seen on broadcast. That stimulates the writer-producer. Cable is king.
It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it.
Dozens of Democrats appear on Fox News each month. If it were not worth their time and energy to debate, converse and display their experience and governing styles to millions of voters who happen to watch Fox News, wouldn’t they all just line up at others’ broadcast booths on Capitol Hill?
For the broadcast business to be successful, viewers need to be not merely interested in our political melodramas, they have to be in an absolute state about them – emotionally invested in the outcome and frightened not to watch what happens next.
Sending greeting cards to aliens is hardly a new idea. In 2005, Craigslist solicited messages for broadcast to space by a transmitter in Florida, and in 2008, NASA beamed a Beatles song to the North Star (Polaris), on the assumption that any putative Polarians would appreciate the Fab Four’s 1960s-genre compositions.
I was 7 years old when ‘Roots’ was first broadcast, and my parents gathered all us kids around the TV to learn about how we got here. But it wasn’t until I sat down and immersed myself in the research that I got the barest inkling of what it meant to be a slave.
Televisions and radios are locked on government frequencies – it is a serious crime to listen to a foreign broadcast. As a result, North Koreans think that they live in the best country in the world and that, as difficult as their lives may be, everybody else has it much worse.
There is no doubt that some in Iran have an unhealthy focus on Bahrain, as some of the broadcast coverage shows.
One thing that I can tell you that we have not done very well is to build in broadcast capability into the network, and we don’t take advantage of broadcast radio.
When we say, ‘We’re here for you,’ we mean it to this point – everything we do, everything we preach, every broadcast we come on, everywhere we minister, everything we say and do is prayed, engineered, designed to minister to the people.
I come from a broadcast background where I just prefer a lighter approach to my performance.
Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media. The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media. We have a forum in which people can post comments and those comments can be rated. We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about.
This country was founded on a core set of family values. These values should not be discouraged and blatantly undermined by the airing of offensive material on broadcast television and radio.
I had a couple of chances to go inside the broadcast booth when I was out of the car in 2016 and loved it a lot.
Most of Roosevelt’s innovations have been the law of the land for 70 years now, and yet we are still a free society free enough, that is, to allow tens of thousands of protesters to gather on the National Mall and to broadcast their slogans and speeches to the world via C-SPAN.
If to live is to progress, if you are lucky, from foolishness to wisdom, then to write novels is to broadcast the various stages of your foolishness.
Here’s a news flash: I hate to lose! Just watch any televised poker broadcast and you can see that’s the case.
My job is the same if I’m making a new musical or making a play for sixty-five people or doing a live television broadcast. The job is to take care of the actor; the job is to create an environment where they can excel and try to access all their attributes.
The words we use have weight. Whether it’s in a conversation with a friend or something said publicly on stage or broadcast. And as performers, we know that because that’s why we choose the words we use – that’s the whole point of comedy.
I’m not going to broadcast forever. I’ll probably want to do something else in basketball, which will probably be running a team or at least helping run a team.
It just feels unnatural to me to broadcast anything other than the character I’ve created.
I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, and not everyone is going to approve of me being in WWE, but I guarantee every Thursday on ‘Smackdown’ you’re going to get the most prepared and the most passionate broadcast that I’m capable of giving you.
The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
Just as the cable revolution overturned broadcast, the net is destined to become the dominant mode of video, both in terms of transit and programming.
People in the legal field are always surprised when they learn I’m a Raiderette. I don’t broadcast it; I don’t have my team poster in the office.
The broadcast networks – they are literally broad. They try to appeal to everyone. They try to reach all of America, all the time. Increasingly, they fail to do that, but they try.
I think my broadcast partner Mike Gorman said it best. He said there’s a generation of fans who know me as a player and there’s a generation of fans who know me as a coach and now there’s a generation of fans who think I’m Shrek!
In college, I got an internship at my local station in Honolulu one summer, and I just fell in love with broadcast news, reporting, and storytelling. After college, I started out at NBC, and I worked behind the scenes at ‘Today’ and ‘Dateline.’
We let the show breathe more. We focused on the comedy from a broadcast point. It became more stylized and interactive.
When CNN does a story and then says, ‘Tweet us what you think’ – why? Why does it matter what I think? Why should my thoughts be broadcast on a national news program? It’s enough for me to just sit and listen and learn.
After ‘Broadcast News,’ I could have played that same part, but I didn’t want to. So I didn’t follow it up with a hit.
When politicians began to see that every last thing that they did in public could be broadcast to a mass audience, the fact that the stakes were so much higher now that every moment became fraught caused them to become more cautious, and the consultants very gradually but inevitably became literal reactionaries.
I think you will see a point where the traditional model of advertising on TV or advertising online will go, and advertisers will cover one programme, no matter what platform it’s being broadcast on. You’ll see the same ads whether you are watching it on your TV, your computer or your phone.
Cable’s on fire. Traditional broadcast TV’s hearing a death knell. I sample as much television as possible. I like ‘Homeland,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep.’ Now reinvention’s important.
If speech always wins, even if it’s an atomic secret that’s going to be broadcast to our enemies, it’s easy to make a decision. Speech always wins. But it doesn’t… Liberty doesn’t always trump equality or equality always trump liberty.
I think it’s always really important in broadcast to be able to get different views across and not just go down one route, because that’s essentially journalism.
My role as a broadcast journalist is to analyse information and pass it on to the community. And also as a journalist to hold governments to account.
Popular broadcast shows and movies have their closed captions stripped when they go to the Internet.
Over the years, I’ve had many talented broadcast partners that have helped me grow as an announcer.
I went into broadcast journalism. I loved every class I took, I just got anxious because I came to the realization that you’re groomed in high school to get good SAT scores to get into a good college or else you’re done for.
There’s so much chaos and trouble in the world right now, and we need to broadcast as much peace and love, too.
I studied broadcast journalism at Pepperdine University. After a short career in television with MTV and later on at FX Network, I found my true calling in Eventbrite.
Because of network neutrality rules, activists can turn to the Internet to bypass the discrimination of mainstream cable, broadcast, and print outlets as we organize for change.
Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.
Generally the aesthetics of broadcast journalism seem to me to be incredibly primitive.
At the age of 10 I started writing to the BBC about getting into broadcasting. It went on for years. I was 17 when they finally gave in and offered me a job as a bookings clerk in sport and outside broadcast.
In Sweden, they broadcast the American shows in English with Swedish subtitles, whereas in many European countries they dub them. Watching those shows in English was big for me.
I don’t want to broadcast my personal life because I feel it’s off-putting.
‘Rocking With Leroy’ used to come on when I would come in from school. It was a very, very big R&B broadcast of the day when I was a young girl. And I would come in and put my books down, lie down on the floor, and listen to ‘Rocking With Leroy.’
Despite my best efforts, word that an American tourist was in town quickly made its way around Grozny. That I had come to Chechnya not for business or NGO work, but to see the sites and meet the people, was notable enough to be broadcast throughout the republic.
It is every producer’s dream to be part of a dedicated, hard-working team that produces an outstanding broadcast like the ‘CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.’
I’m not entirely sure what my end goal is, but I’d love to get involved in city politics and broadcast TV.
Anyone with a cellphone essentially is their own broadcast network. If you can build a reach for yourself, you’re essentially an influencer.
And a pang is ultimately private. It’s not a thing that gets broadcast to the world; it’s a kind of internal alarm that sounds when something has to change and it has to change fast.
With the Giants I broadcast the debut of Hall of Famer Willie Mays.
At one of the games I broadcast at Florida State a few years back, the mercury soared to 105 degrees, and you try attempting to look composed and professional, providing insight from the benches, while sweat pours into your eyes.
I’ve seen ‘The Godfather Part II,’ ‘Broadcast News,’ and ‘Annie Hall’ more than 20 times each.
Venezuelans have a long history. So we are able to listen to each other, to talk to each other. From here were born the liberators of the region, and they said before and after that process we have a culture of political action. We are not in despair. That’s the image broadcast to abroad.
We have been trained to broadcast our successes and hide our failures. But the truth is this: our failures humanise us, and they connect us to one another.
Since my own genome was sequenced, my software has been broadcast into space in the form of electromagnetic waves, carrying my genetic information far beyond Earth. Whether there is any creature out there capable of making sense of the instructions in my genome, well, that’s another question.
The bottom line is this: I want America to be at the forefront of innovation in the broadcast sector, the wireless sector, and every other sector of the communications industry.
For many decades – and this was reinforced by the broadcast networks’ standards-and-practices department – bad guys on TV had to get their comeuppance, and good guys had to be brave and true and unconflicted. Those were the laws of the business.
This programme would only really make sense and work properly if it was also broadcast on France’s international television channel TV5. So I ended up with a double production, on France 2 and TV5.
Back in the late 1980s I was programme editor of Channel Four’s Business Daily. Day after day we broadcast the latest news, views and analysis for the City in a period when its visibility was as high as it has ever been.
The stories about broadcast dying or it being overtaken by cable have stopped. Same goes for the stories about the Internet hurting our business.
People pay their licence fee in this country because people believe that we should have public service broadcast programming. Of course, there are lots of different ways you could do that.
Today, fashion shows are now blogged and broadcast all over the world via social media. By the time the merchandise ships many months later, the newness and excitement has worn off, and in many cases, the customer has moved on.
And we broadcast tapes sent to us from Americans against the war. These were most effective I believe.
At the end of the day, broadcast television has many opportunities to inform the audience, to enlighten the audience, and to entertain them.
That’s how cricket should be broadcast. Ball-by-ball calling is important but you’ve got to be lighthearted like you’re down the pub with your mates.
After directing broadcast media coverage for seven House committees, I know the signs of a sideshow – and delivering demand letters to reporters before they go to the person being asked to produce documents is one of the chief signs.
When I tell people that I get interviewed five or six times more than I will interview players or coaches leading up to the game that comes as a surprise. That’s part of it and it just goes with being part of a Super Bowl broadcast team. I enjoy it.
Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that’s offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That’s my ideal.
My fame is due to broadcast television.
I would have loved to have been a broadcast journalist. I’d even love to be the weather girl. I have to watch the weather every night; I’m just obsessed.
I want to hear Damon Lindelof complain about broadcast when he goes to the bank to cash his ‘Lost’ checks.
Lawmakers have good reason to want a healthy broadcast industry. Broadcast TV stations provide more than 186,000 jobs on an annual basis, which directly generate more than $30 billion in economic activity.
Well, we think the broadcasts did have some effect, because we see the antiwar movement in the U.S. building up, growing and so we think that our broadcast is a support to this antiwar movement.
I loved fashion, I really did, but I was not obsessed with it. I wanted to be behind the scenes, like in that movie ‘Broadcast News.’ Holly Hunter – her I wanted to be.
What has been adjudicated and established in the wake of Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement is the ability of the press to basically write or broadcast almost anything about the government. There’s very few restrictions in that way.
It’s incredible that Apple is launching a streaming service with an ode to broadcast TV.
I’ve done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens.
A film has to maintain a certain decorum in order to be broadcast to a vast audience.
The first choral music I remember hearing was Handel’s ‘Messiah’ when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast it over the radio.
Because the GIs were sent massively to South Vietnam, maybe it’s a good idea to have a broadcast for them.
When I broadcast my first NFL game during the 1989 season, I had absolutely no idea what to study or how to study. NBC provided me with a handful of newspaper articles, we watched some film at the team facility on Friday before the game, and we interviewed some players and coaches.
I think people of my generation became journalists – you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers – because we wanted to report the big stories.
I think it’d be great if the evening news broadcast, for instance, were unsponsored and unrated.
A gap in tone is opening up between podcasts and broadcast radio. The people who produce the former know their listeners have given them permission to go deep into their subject. The people who do the latter live in fear they’ve already gone too far.
I think the most significant change in my life is the decision to do a series. An hourlong dramatic television series on a broadcast network swallows you and chews you up and refuses to spit you out. You’re making a decision that’s going to be a profound and significant impact on the practical aspects of your life.
This galloping concentration in broadcast ownership is unhealthy.
TV broadcasting is owned, in the sense that governments around the world have asserted power over the airwaves that permeate their territories, deciding who can use what bandwidth and why – and those with licenses then, with exceptions determined by regulators, decide what to broadcast.
Broadcast TV is like the landline of 20 years ago.
I’m a believer in broadcast.
I know it is the fans that are responsible for me being here. I’ve always tried in each and every broadcast to serve the fans to the best of my ability.
I don’t have a TV or watch movies. I don’t like to be broadcast to, I want to participate.
On the day I started college in 1979, no woman had ever been on the United States Supreme Court or served as the Speaker of the House. None had been an astronaut or the solo anchor of a network evening news broadcast. Not one had been president of an Ivy League college or run a serious campaign for president.
Unlike the on-air talents in the NFL where they have producers figuratively joined at their hip, providing them with info and tidbits of data, we WWE announcers are responsible for getting ourselves ready for every broadcast.
The whole process of getting licenses to broadcast, which took place decades ago, was done behind closed doors by powerful lobbies, and wealthy commercial interests got all the licenses with no public input, no congressional input for that matter.
It wasn’t a new idea. During the war against the French we had this kind of broadcast for the French soldiers.
Pay-TV companies that built their businesses on the backs of local and network broadcast signals should pay a fair price for access to that high-value programming.
The ‘PBS NewsHour’ podcast is the audio version of the nightly TV broadcast.
Broadcast radio was entering its own golden age during the Depression, with live programming on stations all through the day. Local stations needed singers, musicians, announcers, and whipcord personalities, along with Christian clergy to give prayers and pundits to speak on world affairs.
Most fans don’t realize how challenging it is to broadcast live TV, especially in a hybrid genre such as WWE.
I can swear on a stack of Bibles that not once in doing the ‘CBS Evening News’ for 19 years – well, I take it back. Once perhaps. But during 19 years, with perhaps one exception, was I ever aware of any political or commercial pressure on that broadcast whatsoever.
I know enough to know every time a cable show beats a broadcast show… you’ve attracted people outside the scope of what you normally reach.
I got started on YouTube when I was a freshman in college. I was a broadcast journalism major, and I already had a lot of experience with video editing and photography.
Broadcast TV is still the mothership and it will be for the foreseeable future. Audiences may be declining slightly but revenues are going up and profits are going up.
Nowadays, you can’t broadcast dodgy special effects and then put up a caption saying, ‘Sorry, this is what the budget was.’ You have to do it with high production values because the audience has been spoilt by the special effects on things like ‘The X Files’ and ‘Independence Day.’
In my position, I can make changes. I can make changes across the entire organization. If John Ireland doesn’t do his job, in his radio broadcast play-by-play, then we would make that change. If the Laker Girls drop down in caliber and couldn’t do a dance number, then we’d make changes there.
I probably watch less than one hour of television a week. And when I do watch television, it’s usually a football game. Sometimes I’ll watch a news broadcast for a few minutes. Otherwise, I don’t have time.
I studied journalism at Binghamton University, even interning for NBC’s longtime anchor Carol Jenkins. Before graduation, I told my parents I wanted to pursue broadcast journalism.
Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels.