William Paley: I'm with you today Ed, and I'm with you tomorrow.
Edward R. Murrow: Funny thing, Freddie, every time you light a cigarette for me, I know you're lying.
Edward R. Murrow: You always were yellow.
Fred Friendly: Better than red.
William Paley: There's a Knickerbocker game tonight, I've got front row seats. Are you interested?
Edward R. Murrow: I'm a little busy bringing down the network tonight, Bill.
Edward R. Murrow: We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it, and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late.
Shirley Wershba: Name me another wife who reminds her husband to take off his wedding ring before he goes to the office.
Joe Wershba: Ava Gardner.
Edward R. Murrow: We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Don Hollenbeck: I could use a scotch.
Edward R. Murrow: I think everyone could use a scotch.