Writing in the Huffington Post, Oprah Winfrey reminisces about meeting Rev. Jesse Jackson when she was 21:
He was speaking at a local high school, telling students, “Down with dope, up with hope!” and I had been assigned to cover him. My news director didn’t think the event was worth our time, but I’d insisted (okay, pleaded), assuring him I could come back with a piece worthy of the 6 o’clock news. And I did.