Voices in the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including: Unidentified boxing announcer; the late boxing champion Floyd Patterson; General Michael Hayden; Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA); President George W. Bush; Senator Dick Durbin (D - IL); Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

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LIANE HANSEN, host:

From NPR News, this is WEEKEND EDITION. I'm Liane Hansen.

And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.

Unidentified Announcer (Boxing Match): The count has reached ten. Floyd Patterson has retained the heavyweight championship in one of the most scintillating heavyweight championship fights of all time.

Mr. FLOYD PATTERSON (Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion): I had speed. Speed is very important in boxing. And fortunately I could hit with either hand. I was a good puncher also.

Gen. MICHAEL HAYDEN (Nominee for CIA Director Position): I look forward to meeting with the leaders of Congress, better understanding their concerns and working with them to move the American intelligence community forward. This is simply too important not to get it absolutely right.

Senator TED KENNEDY (Democrat, Massachusetts): What we're talking about today are ordinary citizens. Ordinary citizens -- no wrongdoing, no suspicion of wrongdoing -- that are being targeted.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: We're not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans. Our efforts are focused on links to al-Qaida and their known affiliates.

Senator DICK DURBIN (Democrat, Illinois): The largest database ever assembled in the world. A database of every telephone call made by every person in this room, and everyone witnessing this committee hearing, narrowly tailored?

Senator JEFF SESSIONS (Republican, Alabama): Let's talk about this in a rational way. We're in a war with terrorism. There are people out there that want to kill us, and I don't think this action is nearly as troublesome as is being made out here.

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