July 17, 2009

Rest in Peace: Walter Cronkite

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1970s and 1980s, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America" because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor.[5][6] Cronkite died on July 17, 2009 at the age of 92 after an extended battle with cerebrovascular disease.




  1. I heard about this earlier. So sad. He was a part of our family routine when I was little - this nice guy sharing the news on TV. He set the standard for TV journalists that will likely never be exceeded.

  2. He lived a nice long life, a very accomplished person as well. I was sad to hear he has passed.

  3. I've been so busy fixing up my computer that this is the first I've heard that Walter Cronkite passed away! Sorry to hear about it.


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