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Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.

I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.

And I really believe good journalism is good business.

In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press.

We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.

We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does.

But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world.

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?

I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by.

I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.

In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.

'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.

Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win.

And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.

If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?

If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.

They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.

U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.

But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.