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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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  • Mike Wallace Dies At 93; '60 Minutes' Pioneer

    Mike Wallace Dies At 93; '60 Minutes' Pioneer
    Mike Wallace, who pioneered and then dominated the probing and enduringly popular hallmark TV magazine series "60 Minutes," died Saturday night, CBS announced. He was 93. Wallace, who had triple heart bypass surgery in early 2008, died in New Haven,...
  • Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92
    Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced. A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
  • Andy Rooney's College Roommate Suffers Heart Attack at Memorial

    Andy Rooney's College Roommate Suffers Heart Attack at Memorial
    NEW YORK, NY -- Andy Rooney's college roommate and lifelong friend had a heart attack and was pronounced dead at the newsman's memorial service before being revived by paramedics, TMZ reported Wednesday. The site initially said that the roommate, Bob...
  • 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...
  • Obama and the Jews

    Obama and the Jews
    Franklin D. Rooseveltreceived 85 percent to 90 percent of the Jewish vote in 1932, 1936, and 1940. How was it, then, that in the run-up to the 1944 election, FDR's top Jewish supporters were worried that he might lose a significant portion of the Jewish...
  • Obama has been good to Israel

    In Rafael Medoff's recent op-ed ("The president and the Jews," April 24), he makes two basic contentions. One is that President Barack Obama regards Israel as a "nuisance." The second is that the purveyor of that opinion, Gary Rosenblatt, editor of the...
  • Disaster strikes again for a sailing race

    Disaster strikes again for a sailing race
    Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history. While the U.S....
  • Other vessels sought in mishap that killed 4

    Other vessels sought in mishap that killed 4
    SAN DIEGO -- Maritime investigators were attempting Monday to track down vessels that were in the waters off San Diego when a 37-foot sloop competing in the Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race disappeared in the dark Saturday. All four sailors aboard the...
  • The 1968 Democratic National Convention

    The 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Across the country and in Chicago, tensions were already high by the time delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrived for the opening session on this date. The destruction of the King riots on the West and South Sides in April was still a...
  • The unspeakable American culture

    In a recent speech at the National Press Club, Katie Couric expressed somber disapproval of the jingoistic excesses after 9/11. Among the things that vexed her: "The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying 'we' when referring to the...
  • 'Nixon in China' is neglected no longer

    'Nixon in China' is neglected no longer
    When I was in college, I hated Richard Nixon. Everyone I knew (except perhaps my father) hated Richard Nixon. My perspective was as a politically engaged undergraduate at UC Berkeley during the war in Vietnam -- holding a low draft number. I gradually...