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Walter Cronkite

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born Nov. 4, 1916 and is now retired. Began his career as broadcast journalist in 1937. Best known as anchorman for CBS Evening News and ending his newscasts with ¿And that¿s the way it is.¿
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born Nov. 4, 1916 and is now retired. Began his career as broadcast journalist in 1937. Best known as anchorman for CBS Evening News and ending his newscasts with ¿And that¿s the way it is.¿ « Show less

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  • Cronkite: Vietnam

     
    This war was of course the story of Walter Cronkite's career - the war that never seemed to end, while devouring 58,000 American lives (and countless more Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian lives.) It was the steady drumbeat of "Evening......
  • Walter Cronkite: Anchor of an era

     
    by Mark Silva Walter Cronkite, who not only delivered the evening news, but also imparted a sense of security amid turmoil and wisdom amid chaos, passed away today at the age of 92. Cronkite, the CBS newsman of newsmen, mourned......
  • Self-scanning as you go at the supermarket

     
    Six years ago I wrote a story for the food section about the new self-scan lanes. My lead was 'Passions are running high at your local supermarket.' Now it's hard to remember what the fuss was about. Either you like......
  • Obama's Vineyard: Retreat's rich history

     
    by Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......
  • Walter Cronkite dies: A video remembrance

     
    Walter Cronkite, once known as the "Most Trusted Man in America" and the reigning symbol of broadcast journalism itself, died Friday at age 92. Take a look back at some of his most memorable moments on television. >> Walter Cronkite......
  • A comeback win to start the second half

     
    Some comments from the clubhouse after the Yankees 26th comeback victory of the season: * Mark Teixeira on what he was looking for after working the count into his favor at 3-and-1 against Joel Zumaya: "???I???m looking for a pitch......
  • "Cronkite Remembers" Back Sunday

     
    Remember "Cronkite Remembers?" It was sort of the TV companion to Cronkite's Knopf bio, and aired on Discovery. Well...TDC is re-airing this Sunday. The details: "...features the esteemed veteran journalist Walter Cronkite as he takes a retrospective look...
  • Walter Cronkite: A Look Back

     
    Walter Cronkite's funeral is tomorrow afternoon, and so I'd like to take a look back at this career in a handful of posts today that I hope might convey to a reader exactly why this passing is so important.......
  • Coast Guard training: Matter of timing?

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 12:15 pm EDT Anyone with an eye on a television set in Washington this morning was transfixed for a moment as the cable news flashed reports of the Coast Guard firing several rounds on......
  • Obama, Clinton, lunch and health care

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 5 pm EDT President Barack Obama was in New York today to talk about the government's handling of the financial crisis that threatened the nation as he assumed office. He had lunch with......
  • Barack Obama: 'Media critic'

     
    by Mark Silva Our good friend David Jackson at USA Today has identified a new role for the president of the United States, really an old role for presidents: Media critic. In accepting the apology of Republican Rep. Joe Wilson......