"If you're working for a network like NBC, CBC, what people don't realize is that behind the scenes you've got so much backup in every way.

You've got a team of researchers preparing things for you. You've got people who have contacts everywhere..."
"When you go to a place like Syria you have a fixer; a fixer is a local person who has contacts, can take you places..things like that."

Eva's note: never had a fixer, little ole me.
"You go with things like a satellite phone, so you're always in touch with your home base. If you have any problems, they'll get people to you...."

Eva's note: I wish...
"When somebody stands in front of the camera, that's not what's coming out of their head, its what's coming out of the corporate entity that is that news producing organization."

"They get paid six figure incomes to do what they do."

*Bingo!

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