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Issue: "Press coverage uncovered," March 8, 2003

I got into television because I hated it so.

Fred Rogers, public television's "Mister Rogers," on how he hoped to improve TV when he started his children's show in the 1960s. Mr. Rogers, whose show ran nationally for 34 years, died last week after a short battle with stomach cancer. He was 74.

It's permanent right now.

Actor Josh Brolin, star of the NBC political drama Mister Sterling and stepson of Barbra Streisand, on the status of his romantic relationship with actress Diane Lane.

I just really hope we are in agreeance that this war should go away as soon as possible.

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Rock star Fred Durst, of the band Limp Bizkit, creating a new word for "agreement" before presenting the award for Best Hard Rock Performance during last week's Grammy Awards show. The evening's biggest winner was Norah Jones, who garnered eight Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

There's ... no tragedy in which there wasn't a circumstance in which someone said, 'If you'd only listened to me.'

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe on documents the agency released last week that suggested NASA engineers had raised safety concerns about the space shuttle Columbia after the shuttle's launch but before its loss on Feb. 1. The bigger issue for investigation, he said, was whether NASA managers dealt with those warnings responsibly.


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