The Best of Notable Quotables; December 21, 1992

Vol. Five; No. 26

Happy Talk Award (for the Silliest Interview)


“You talked, Anita, about some of the very supportive letters you’ve gotten, and some of the letters that have touched you. Have you received any hate mail?....They find you offensive, most of all, because you are a black woman?....Twenty years from now, fifty years from now, when people look back at these hearings, how do you want them to think of you?”

– Katie Couric’s questions to Anita Hill, October 7 Today.


“Making headlines this morning: Bill Clinton comes up with a plan for the economy – tax the rich, cut the deficit, and help just about everyone.”

CBS This Morning co-host Paula Zahn, June 22.

“Since, as you say, you’re just musing here – if you were President of the United States, what would you do about Los Angeles, about these problems? Be honest.”

– Anchor Garrick Utley interviewing Mikhail Gorbachev, May 16 NBC Nightly News.

“When you grow up, and it’s a choice between a clean river and a better car or a better Walkman or something like that, which are you going to choose?”

– CNN reporter Richard Blystone interviewing a Norwegian child, June 8 World News.

“What are people responding to when they cheer you on this trip?”

– Bryant Gumbel’s first question to Bill Clinton, July 22 Today.