And I worked my way up through every level. I was a writer, I was a producer, I was a field producer, I was a reporter and I am a reporter.
I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
I was showing a man and telling his story and explaining how ill he was, and it was a live camera and all of a sudden I realized that he was dying.
U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.
Why have we given George W. Bush such an easy ride when-until now, that is-when actually his qualifications are questionable?
If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
It occurred to me that I have spent almost every working day of the past ten years living in a state of repressed fear.
What we do and say and show really matters.
Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
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.
I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way.
Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it's time to invest in talent, in people.
I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
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.