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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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  • FOX execs face the Paula Abdul fallout

    FOX execs face the Paula Abdul fallout
    Peter Rice, Chairman of Entertainment at FOX Broadcasting Co., thought he was in for a reasonably low-impact session at the Television Critics' Association's summer Press Tour. But 36 hours before he faced a roomful of reporters, Paula Abdul announced via...
  • ABC26: Your Only News at 6:30 PM

    ABC26: Your Only News at 6:30 PM
    On Monday, April 20, ABC26 debuted the only 6:30 newscast in New Orleans on WGNO-TV. The unique time of the newscast allows ABC26 News to serve thousands of working families unable to watch the news at 6 o'clock. "Now there's a newscast that starts when...
  • Lectures promote higher learning on the high seas

    It was billed as an "Enrichment Panama Canal/Mexican Riviera Cruise." And during 15 days on the 5 1/2 -year-old, 1,080-passenger Crystal Serenity, we attended almost-daily lectures by experts on a variety of topics: avoiding seasickness, jet lag, insomnia...
  • Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit

    Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit
    "Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...
  • Suspension Gives Olbermann, MSNBC Bump In Ratings; host takes on Ted Koppel after WaPost essay

    Suspension Gives Olbermann, MSNBC Bump In Ratings; host takes on Ted Koppel after WaPost essay
    A suspension is proving good business for MSNBC and Keith Olbermann — at least in the short term. The size of the combative liberal host's audience shot up in the days after his return from a two-day suspension for donating to three Democratic...
  • Health Insurance Critic Wendell Potter: Why I Turned Against My Industry

    Wendell Potter, the former CIGNA Corp. public relations executive, now outspoken critic of health insurers, has been a high-profile catalyst in the debate over health reform — with a message that the insurance business model fails most consumers....
  • 10 things you might not know about Texas

    Texas is a showdown state this week in the Democratic presidential race. Here are enough facts to fill a 10-gallon hat: 1 The congressional resolution that brought Texas into the union in 1845 allowed it to be subdivided into five separate states. Such a...
  • Mesa Musings: A nation's loss, and a lousy holiday

    We were dazed. We could not wrap our heads around the situation. It seemed there was nothing to be thankful for. Thanksgiving at our Costa Mesa home 47 years ago seemed an afterthought. Six days earlier, our brilliant young president, John F. Kennedy,...
  • Loved Ones Honor Walter Cronkite

    Loved Ones Honor Walter Cronkite
    NEW YORK – Loved ones, friends and colleagues gathered Thursday for Walter Cronkite's funeral as flowers arrived at the church and tourists lingered outside to pay their respects. The service was being held at St. Bartholomew's Church in midtown...
  • CBS News Veteran Walter Cronkite "Gravely Ill" Report Suggests

    CBS News Veteran Walter Cronkite "Gravely Ill" Report Suggests
    An online news agency dedicated to television news reports CBS News' Walter Cronkite has fallen ill. According to New York Newsday citing MediaBistro.com, sources at CBS News reveal that the television network began updating Cronkite's obituary weeks ago...
  • Rep Says Newsman Walter Cronkite Is Not "Gravely Ill"

    Rep Says Newsman Walter Cronkite Is Not "Gravely Ill"
    Walter Cronkite, the longtime CBS TV anchorman who was known as "The Most Trusted Man in America," is gravely ill, according to media reports. The Web site Mediabistro.com cited several unnamed sources at CBS who say that Cronkite, 92, is near death...