I've been shot at on numerous occasions.
The work is a calling. It demands that type of obsession.
I had my life threatened by Bosnian Serbs on numerous occasions.
Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered.
Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing, effectively.
When you do a job like this you have to like having cold sweat on your back.
Whereas with foreign coverage there's a much broader disconnect between you and your audience.
And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980, which was quite early.
In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier because Americans will talk to you about anything.
My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle, because bicycles could move though the crowd.