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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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  • 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....
  • Scott Pelley debut: A newscast with sense of purpose

     
    The TV news gods gave "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley and his bosses a real test on Pelley's first day at the anchor desk Monday. They handed them in Anthony Weiner's surreal press conference an off-the-wall, sex-lies-and-Twitpics bombshell that...
  • Movie Review: Super 8

     
    “Super 8″ is the movie of the summer, the movie of MANY summers going back to the '70s. It's a creature feature, a first-love romance and a movie buff’s movie about movie buffs trying to become movie makers. J.J. Abrams, with Steven...
  • ABC and Katie Couric finally make it official

     
    Katie Couric and ABC finally made it official today. Here's the email to staff from ABC President Ben Sherwood:I'm pleased to share important news: Anne Sweeney is announcing at this hour that Katie Couric will join the Disney/ABC Television Group to...
  • Atlantis: Scott Pelley, Shepard Smith, Anderson Cooper to anchor from Kennedy Space Center

     
    Shepard Smith, an alum of the Orlando TV market, will anchor Fox News Channel's coverage from 11 a.m. to noon. He will be at Kennedy Space Center and go behind the scenes to explain launch preparations. Former astronauts Gene Cernan and Tom Jones will...
  • Late Night: Ron Paul talks to Jon Stewart about media, markets

     
    Ron Paul: On "The Daily Show," presidential candidate Ron Paul talks to Jon Stewart about libertarianism and the free market....
  • What You Missed At 4:30...

    What You Missed At 4:30...
    If you want to know what the future of television looks like, this may just land in a time capsule somewhere...
  • Writer Releases Tape of Mel Gibson's Profanity-Laced Rant (Graphic Content)

    Writer Releases Tape of Mel Gibson's Profanity-Laced Rant (Graphic Content)
    LOS ANGELES -- Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has released an audiotape of Mel Gibson recorded at the actor's home in Costa Rica in December, according to TheWrap. On the recording, obtained by TheWrap, Gibson can be heard screaming epithets at his house...
  • Michael Kupperman's 20th Century Mark Twain 'Autobiography' is Very Steampunk

    Michael Kupperman's 20th Century Mark Twain 'Autobiography' is Very Steampunk
    Michael Kupperman Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org; the Steampunk exhibit, The Unknown will be unveiled and the movie I Am Steampunk will be shown at 5 p.m. Both events are...