[VIDEO] Stephanopoulos in 2014: Ted Koppel Asked Me, ‘Are You Sure You Can Be Fair?’Posted: May 19, 2015
“He pulled me into his office, and he said, ‘Are you sure you can do this?'”
Each year the National Press Foundation awards the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The 2014 recipient? None other than embattled ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, whose acceptance speech includes the following interesting tidbit (starts at 1:54).
“And I have to say, it rocked me back on my heels.”
“I remember Ted Koppel coming to me when I first started,” Stephanopoulos recounted, “he pulled me into his office, and he said, ‘Are you sure you can do this? Are you sure you can be fair?’ And I have to say, it rocked me back on my heels.” He says he also met with “pointed questions” from ABC anchor Charlie Gibson…(read more)