When I entered college, it was to study liberal arts. At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied English literature, but I fell in love with broadcasting, with telling stories about other people's exploits.

— Andrea Mitchell

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If you think you can do two full-time jobs, people will expect you to do three.

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[On women in previously all-male fields:] I think it will change in a lot of workplaces. I'm not so sure it will ever change on Capitol Hill until more women are in powerful positions. Because this is the last plantation for men.

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They put me on the shift where they thought I could do the least harm, midnight to eight in the morning. Although the hours were lousy, they were perfect for an apprentice reporter.

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Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War, often exploding on my watch.

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journalism was for me more than a business or a profession.

It was a way of living, of experiencing the world even as I instantly distanced myself from it, in order to recreate what I'd witnessed for the public.

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When it came to political power, blacks need not apply.

Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.

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Socially, Philadelphia was still a fairly provincial city, its business community governed by the mores of the Main Line. Politically, it was a cauldron of ethnic rivalries, dominated by competing Irish and Italian constituencies.

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Finally, I told them I'd drop out of the management program if they'd give me an entry-level job in the newsroom for union wages, about fifty dollars a week.

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[On reporters trying to cajole a smile from her husband, Alan Greenspan:] For a Federal Reserve chairman, that was a smile.

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[Bob] Corker was an early endorser.

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Bob Corker was not the inside man that, certainly, Senator [Jeff] Sessions was.

And he doesn`t telegraph what`s going on. He`s been much more discreet about that.

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You`ve got David Petraeus who, yes, did, you know, something for which he pleaded guilty.

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About Andrea Mitchell

Quotes 29 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

I learned everything I ever need to know about questioning artful dodgers by covering the most artful of them all, Ronald Reagan. For Reagan, performance was as much a part of governing as understanding the details of the federal budget.

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... I still have sympathy for some of the people who've fallen from grace in Washington. The feeding frenzy can be so unforgiving, especially in this day of nonstop cable news.

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All they expected me to do was rip and read the wire 'leads,' without doing any original reporting. It was pretty basic, but gave me a taste of how to combine my love of politics and broadcasting.

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If Rudy Giuliani`s offense was that "Wallstreet Journal" did a round table where he openly campaigned for it, and said he didn`t want to be attorney general and that he was better qualified for it, then certainly Senator [Bob] Corker would seem to be, you know, among the best choices.

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Washington was not just a city of marble buildings and smoke-filled rooms and power brokers, but also a town full of people who do care about each other, in good times and bad.

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You`ve got James Comey on camera on Capitol Hill saying, - no, it is not much less of an offense than Hillary Clinton. In fact, it is far more serious. It was prosecuted.

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It was a presidential election year, and as a member of a consortium of Ivy League radio stations, we participated in 'network' coverage of election night.

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Someday perhaps I'll have to get a grownup job.

.. but for now I'm having too much fun being a reporter.

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Once again, no one in charge had given any thought to the possibility that a woman would be involved.

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... there was a part of me that wanted to be liked, and despite all my years of reporting, I never quite adjusted to the role of skunk at the garden party.

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Senator [Bob] Corker has been, first of all, discreet and loyal.

He has not signaled the internal mechanisms. He`s been pretty honestly saying, I wasn`t a real insider in the campaign.

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Nobody is talking about the different - until you raised the issue.

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As kids, we traded 'I like Ike' and 'All the way with Adlai' buttons in elementary school.

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[Mitt] Romney looks the part and is well known around the world and has a lot of experience.

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Haiti is the kind of place that grabs your heart, and never lets go .

.. When you arrive in Port-au-Prince, the first thing that strikes you is how vibrant the colors are. Buses, buildings, fences, clothing, everything is brightly painted in primary hues. On closer inspection, you see the reality behind this brightly colored landscape: a dark, grinding poverty, the worst in the Western hemisphere.

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How does [Mitt Romney] explain all of those terrible things he said, you know, that - to the Kellyanne [Conwey] point.

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