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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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Morning Fix: Jennifer Grey won't be put in corner. Miramax talks with YouTube. Comcast and Tennis Channel battle continues.

     
    After the coffee. Before wishing everyone Happy Thanksgiving. The Skinny: Safe travels for everyone and don't let the TSA get you down. I'm guessing they don't like it any more than you do. Miramax wants to put its library on......
  • The Morning Fix: Washington tries to find restraints for Comcast-NBC. NBC's Playboy dreams. 'The Tourist' not on a lot of travel itineraries.

     
    After the coffee. Before the Christmas gift scramble starts. The Skinny: I've only got four more Redskins games to endure this season. Guess that should make me happy. Comcast and NBC's deal is giving regulators a lot to think about.......
  • 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......