faint of heart.


david brinkley delivers the news – a job not for the faint of heart.


“the only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.”

-david brinkley





photo credit: abc news, 1987

definition: Merriam Webster –

faint of heart 

lacking the courage to face something difficult or dangerous
– usually used in the phrase, not for the faint of heart
‘this is a difficult climb that is not for the faint of heart.’

30 responses »

  1. A great journalistic double bill is “All The President’s Men” and “Network” – both from 1976, both nominated for Best Picture, along with the Arlo Guthrie Biography “Bound For Glory” and the incendiary “Taxi Driver.” The winner that year by the way was “Rocky!”

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  2. I feel bad for newspeople today – many times they are dismissed immediately by some people not listening to a word they have to say. I think most of them simply want to be good reporters, but they are under constant attack.

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  3. Wow. Those days are gone. 😦 It’s all out warfare now against the truth.

    “Truth forever on the scaffold; wrong forever on the throne” James Russell Lowell. My grandfather used to say that often. It’s from “The Present Crisis.” He was writing about slavery…

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  4. There’s (was) a wonderful tv show, The Newsroom, about what happens when a group of dedicated journalists put together the news by focusing on what’s important, on encouraging thoughtful debate. Only 2 1/2 seasons, well worth it.

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