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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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  • Entertainment meets education

    Entertainment meets education
    Pasadena boasts a bounty of entertainment options, but only one offers the opportunity to spend an evening picking some of the most interesting brains in art, science, politics and entertainment. This high-minded cultural event is the Distinguished...
  • Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23

    Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23
    A media mogul, a surfboard industry pioneer, a coach of disabled athletes and the first man to sail solo around the world are among the inaugural inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland institution working to build a permanent home on...
  • Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West
    Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
  • Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92
    Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced. A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
  • Goldberg: Blame it on Brokaw

    You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw. No, not the man himself, but what he represents. Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS News...
  • Who's to blame for America's nasty politics? Tom Brokaw.

    Who's to blame for America's nasty politics? Tom Brokaw.
    You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw. No, not the man himself, but what he represents. Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
  • CBS makes it official: Gayle King, Charlie Rose are network's new, best hope in mornings

    CBS makes it official: Gayle King, Charlie Rose are network's new, best hope in mornings
    CBS made it official Tuesday: Charlie Rose and Gayle King will be the latest in a long, long line of TV personalities tasked with lifting CBS out of last place in the mornings. Walter Cronkite and the puppet Charlemagne couldn't do it. Diane Sawyer...
  • Book Review: Douglas Brinkley's Biography of Walter Cronkite

    Book Review: Douglas Brinkley's Biography of Walter Cronkite
    Cronkite By Douglas Brinkley (Harper, 2012)   Judging from the reviews of this book, a lot of people have a fixed idea of Walter Cronkite, one that seems seriously at odds with what the famous newscaster actually represented to millions of people. You...
  • Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax

    In the summer of 1966, Newsday columnist Mike McGrady threw down the gauntlet to a trusted coterie of fellow journalists: Produce a novel so poorly written and relentlessly focused on sex that it would fly off bookstore shelves. Two dozen colleagues,...
  • Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' and an American press that has lost its sense of purpose

    Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' and an American press that has lost its sense of purpose
    UPDATE: I am going to be on CNN's "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. (ET) Sunday discussing "The Newsroom" with Maureen Ryan, from the Huffington Post, and Adam Buckman, of Xfinity TV. The Aaron Sorkin series premieres Sunday night at 10 on HBO. This is one of...
  • Review: 'Cronkite' by Douglas Brinkley is occasionally critical

    Review: 'Cronkite' by Douglas Brinkley is occasionally critical
    -------------------- Cronkite Douglas Brinkley Harper: 820 pp., $34.99 -------------------- Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in...