I've got a serious case of Candy Crowley envy. I adore everything about the CNN journalist and would love her to be in her shoes if it wasn't for the long hours and the travel and living out of a suitcase, etc! :) I came across a few items about CC in the last few days and wanted to share because I know I'm not alone in my CC admiration.
Candy spoke on March 17th his year at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Here are a few excerpts from her talk.*
•"There are so many avenues where we put our journalism radio, TV, podcasts and blogs (that) what suffers is reporting. You almost don't have time to figure (a story) out before you're on the air with it. What we're actually missing is substance or context."
•Her day typically starts about 4:30 a.m. and ends at midnight, after the 11 p.m. report.
• Crowley said "I was so sleep deprived once that I found myself brushing my teeth with moisturizer. It's never-ending. But I can only last a while doing that. Eventually I hit a wall."
• On the topic of the current Presidential election, "We're not grown up as a nation about race. "We wish we were, but we're not."
•On the topic of her chosen profession, "One of the great things about journalism is that once you think that this is the biggest story you'll ever cover, something bigger happens".
• "Don't confuse journalism with your life. I've traveled to China with three presidents, But I also missed birthday parties and Halloweens. You're always asking the people you love to give up something. Balance" is the key word. Fortunately, I've got wonderful children who didn't grow up to be felons or anything."
*Source: The St. Augustine Record
I also came across this podcast interview that Crowley did in early September with Scott Hennen. Thanks to BA for the embed.
I'll leave you for today with a composite photo I did of CC. You must admit the lady can sure rock a necklace! ~Phebe
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