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Issue: "The $10 billion gamble," April 6, 2002

He put television on the map. On Tuesday night when his show was on, movie theaters closed that night.

Warren Cowan, publicist for Milton Berle, on the comedian's impact during the early days of television. Mr. Berle died of cancer last week at age 93.

The movie covers just about every human emotion possible. You can do that without resorting to the use of profanity.

Dick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, on the new G-rated movie The Rookie and the recent box-office success of live-action G-rated movies.

You know, it's not like we just took him right out of prison.

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Ed Snider, an executive in the Philadelphia Flyers hockey organization, explaining that the team's signing of Billy Tibbetts, convicted of rape in 1994 and of assaulting a police officer, could have been worse.

There's always this feeling of 'Why did it hit me?' and I cannot make peace with it because I know I am going to die from it.

Actor Dudley Moore, in a 2000 interview with the BBC, on his struggle with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder. Mr. Moore died from complications of the disease last week at age 66.

My daughter, 16 years old, held me and said to me to calm me, 'You are alive, I'm alive, don't worry, we are alive.'

Nechama Donenhirsch, an Israeli injured in a March 27 bomb attack at a hotel banquet hall in Netanya, Israel, on the horrifying seconds after the attack. A Palestinian man carrying 40 pounds of explosives studded with metal scraps walked into the hall as about 250 people were preparing for the Passover Seder. The resulting explosion killed at least 20 people and wounded 130 more.


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