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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

Top Walter Cronkite Articles

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  • Quotes about Jim McKay's legacy

    President Bush: "Laura and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Jim McKay. For a generation of Americans, Jim was more than the much-honored host of Wide World of Sports and ABC's Olympic coverage. He was a talented and eloquent newsman and...
  • Jim McKay dies at 86

    Jim McKay, who in 1947 spoke the first words ever heard on Baltimore television and later became the model for the modern sports anchorman with his marathon effort amid a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics, died yesterday of natural causes at...
  • How to remember 1968

    The coming year will be chock full of 1968 commemorations. Deservedly so, because that was a pivotal year in which the convulsions of a decade converged and the country slouched over the edge of a precipice. It was, after all, the year of the Tet...
  • Tim Russert's peers, pols reflect

     
    by Katie Fretland Many expressed their deep sadness today for the death of newsman Tim Russert at age 58. Colleagues remembered him as a giant of the profession who was satisfied with no less than the highest standard of journalistic......
  • Russert: One of TV news' Top 10

     
    by Michael Tackett and Mark Silva With the sudden passing of Tim Russert, chief of the Washington bureau for NBC News and longtime host of Meet the Press, television journalism has lost one of its all-time greats. Russert, 58, was,......
  • Five NBA games to be played on Christmas Day/Night

     
    I briefly referenced the NBA's unprecedented, Christmas quintupleheader in my newspaper column, but here's the full schedule: Orlando vs. New Orleans, ESPN, 12 p.m. Phoenix vs. San Antonio, ABC, 2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston, ABC, 5 p.m.......
  • Barack Obama, no, Erma Bombeck, yes

     
    by Mark Silva This is what we learned today at Arizona State University: "Harvard was the first university to confer honorary degrees in 1692. Since then it has become a recognized function of degree granting institutions. Honorary degrees are an......
  • Arizona State: Obama model, no degree

     
    by Mark Silva Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got an honorary degree when she adressed the graduates of New York University today from the infield of Yankee Stadium. Vice President Joe Biden got an honorary degree when he addressed the......
  • Obama to grads: 'Body of work' ahead

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama addressed squarely, and with a measure of humor, tonight the very words that a public university had used this year in refusing to confer an honorary degree upon a president, a graduate of Harvard......
  • Walter Cronkite: In Very Bad Shape

     
    (AP) The "most trusted man in America"...the former anchor of "The Evening News"... who told us about JFK's assassination, and Vietnam, and the moon landing, and earlier generations about the battle over Civil rights, and before that, the Battle......
  • Cronkite

     
    (AP) Back, gang, to sober news: The death of an old and cherished acquaintance. Sorry for this late post, but due to circumstances beyond my immediate control - I have been away and the good people at Newsday.com are......