Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...[I]t did not make any sense that Saddam Hussein would run the risk of being overthrown; of losing all the power that he had, if, indeed, in 2003 he had no weapons of mass destruction. Why in the heaven's name did he not permit the kinds of inspections and the kinds of interviews that would have demonstrated that to the world's satisfaction? I am not seeing [sic] that now I believe there were weapons of mass destruction immediately before the war. But I can understand why our leaders and why many of us in the media were inclined to believe that at the time.'
"ABC's Ted Koppel Refuses to Apologize for Pre-war Iraq Coverage," Democracy Now!, July 29, 2004
Recipient of the following awards: 41 Emmy Awards, 11 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 duPont-Columbia Awards, ten Overseas Press Club Awards, two George Polk Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the first Goldsmith Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism by the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University
MA, Mass Communications Research and Political Science, Stanford University, 1962