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Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)

There are some deaths that rightly should rock the world. This is one of them.

Television news icon Walter Cronkite, 92, has died, according to CBS News.

For a generation, Walter Cronkite was the Evening News. As a youngster growing up, up until his final broadcast in 1981, my parents would always have CBS News on after dinner. Cronkite's steady monotone voice was all there was. This was long before most homes had two and three televisions in the house, before cable and the multitude of news outlets available 24/7, before the advent of the home computer and the internet, before the advent of video stores and movies on tape.

You don't earn the moniker "the most trusted man in America" for nothing.

Walter Cronkite is gone, his iconic status in American television history long since secure. He will be missed.

"And that's the way it is."

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4 Comments:

At 20 July, 2009 11:36, Blogger Stephanie Faris said...

I remember studying up on him in college. It is definitely a sad day for broadcast journalism.

 
At 20 July, 2009 17:26, Blogger American Guy said...

another one who died too young

 
At 21 July, 2009 16:00, Blogger scribe said...

He was a COMMUNIST!!!


Archie Bunker said so.

 
At 21 July, 2009 16:22, Blogger green said...

Stephanie: Thanks for coming back and commenting! Yes, it was a sad day for broadcast journalism. It was nice to see CBS News do a nice piece on him in place of 60 Minutes last Sunday.

AG: yeah, 92 is a tad on the young side.

scribe: Well if Archie Bunker said it, it must be true!

 

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