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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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  • 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-...
  • Jon Stewart like Edward R. Murrow: Are you kidding?

     
    Many viewers rightly admire Jon Stewart for his deft skewering of the pretentious and hypocritical. But a New York Times analysis Monday took the high regard for the "Daily Show" host to new levels of adoration. He was compared to CBS News legend Edward...
  • Lessons from Tucson

     
    It was nice to be reminded Wednesday night that President Obama still has the power to touch and inspire people. I was jolted a bit by the resemblance of that Tucson memorial service to a political event, but Obama never......
  • How will Keith Olbermann’s time at MSNBC be remembered?

     
    When some news legends retire or die, there's an outpouring of affection and respect. People fondly remembered Peter Jennings and Walter Cronkite when they died. Millions were sad when Tom Brokaw left "NBC Nightly News" and Ted Koppel departed "Nightline....
  • Opera review: 'Nixon in China' at the Metropolitan Opera

     
    Mark Swed reviews John Adams' "Nixon in China" at the Metropolitan Opera...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    This Movie Quote Quiz is a bit out of the ordinary. There is one theme that unifies all of these quotes, and it has nothing to do with an actor. Once you unravel that, it will make this quiz much......
  • March 8 election: Arguments for and against directing more money to libraries via Measure L

     
    Among the many measures on the March 8 city election ballot, Measure L -- which would direct a higher percentage of property tax revenue to libraries -- seems closest to people’s hearts. Writing on our Facebook page, a reader reminded......
  • Central Florida News 13, WESH parent company receive Walter Cronkite Awards

     
    Central Florida News 13 and Hearst Television, parent company of WESH-Channel 2, have received Walter Cronkite Awards. The prizes salute excellence in television political journalism and are administered by the University of South California Annenberg...
  • In Walter (Cronkite) We Trust, March 14, 1981

     
    March 14, 1981: Howard Rosenberg, The Times Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic, watches Dan Rather’s debut in taking over from Walter Cronkite on the “CBS Evening News” and he is not a happy man. Art Seidenbaum and I overlapped at The........
  • Relationship between CBS and Couric ending with a whimper, not a bang

     
    Katie Couric was chided by David Letterman this week for thinking of leaving her job as anchor of the CBS Evening News. "It's not like it's a temp gig," Letterman told Couric, reminding her that other anchors "ride into the......