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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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  • 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...
  • Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax

    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...
  • Julian Goodman dies at 90; former NBC president

    Julian Goodman dies at 90; former NBC president
    Julian Goodman, the former NBC president who helped establish Chet Huntley and David Brinkley as a well-known news team and led the network from 1966 to 1974, has died. He was 90. Goodman died Monday after a brief illness in Juno Beach, Fla., where he...
  • PASSINGS: Jimmy Ellis, Jay McMullen

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Ellis, Jay McMullen
    Jimmy Ellis Frontman for the R&B band Trammps Jimmy Ellis, 74, the frontman for the Trammps R&B group who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby, burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit, died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., according to the Bass-...
  • The Osama bin Laden 'deathers'

     
    Hey, remember that whole royal wedding thing? And how about President Obama's birth certificate? Or even Major League Baseball's takeover of the Dodgers? Oh yeah, those. Google the topics last week and there were stories as far as the eye......
  • Countdown to the last 'Oprah Winfrey Show': James Frey, Sarah Palin and the Meditation Room

     
    Farewell to "The Oprah Winfrey Show": a second episode with James Frey reveals more about Oprah, Sarah Palin and Oprah's Meditation Room...
  • Scott Pelley, CBS and the reporter as editor-anchor

     
    When Scott Pelley sits down at the CBS anchor desk on June 6 to assume one of the most prestigious jobs in TV journalism, he will do so with exactly zero experience as an anchorman. Zero, nada, zip, zilch.And that’s just the way Pelley and his...
  • Hangover II, a joke too far?

     
    Roger Ebert was put off by the visual riff on this  Pulitzer Prize winning photo by Eddie Adams in the closing credits of “The Hangover Part II.” A “desecration,” he calls it. This image rattled much of America during the Vietnam...
  • Jim Lehrer on his last turn at PBS anchor desk tonight

     
    I know where I'll be tonight at dinnertime: In front a TV set tuned to PBS to see Jim Lehrer's last broadcast as a regular anchor on public television.Friday (June 3) is Lehrer's final turn as a regularly scheduled anchor on PBS after 36 years in the job....