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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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  • 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......
  • Russert: One of TV news' Top 10

     
    by Michael Tackett and Mark Silva With the sudden passing of Tim Russert, chief of the Washington bureau for NBC News and longtime host of Meet the Press, television journalism has lost one of its all-time greats. Russert, 58, was,......
  • Five NBA games to be played on Christmas Day/Night

     
    I briefly referenced the NBA's unprecedented, Christmas quintupleheader in my newspaper column, but here's the full schedule: Orlando vs. New Orleans, ESPN, 12 p.m. Phoenix vs. San Antonio, ABC, 2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston, ABC, 5 p.m.......
  • Barack Obama, no, Erma Bombeck, yes

     
    by Mark Silva This is what we learned today at Arizona State University: "Harvard was the first university to confer honorary degrees in 1692. Since then it has become a recognized function of degree granting institutions. Honorary degrees are an......
  • Arizona State: Obama model, no degree

     
    by Mark Silva Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got an honorary degree when she adressed the graduates of New York University today from the infield of Yankee Stadium. Vice President Joe Biden got an honorary degree when he addressed the......
  • Obama to grads: 'Body of work' ahead

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama addressed squarely, and with a measure of humor, tonight the very words that a public university had used this year in refusing to confer an honorary degree upon a president, a graduate of Harvard......
  • Walter Cronkite: In Very Bad Shape

     
    (AP) The "most trusted man in America"...the former anchor of "The Evening News"... who told us about JFK's assassination, and Vietnam, and the moon landing, and earlier generations about the battle over Civil rights, and before that, the Battle......
  • Cronkite

     
    (AP) Back, gang, to sober news: The death of an old and cherished acquaintance. Sorry for this late post, but due to circumstances beyond my immediate control - I have been away and the good people at Newsday.com are......
  • Cronkite: Vietnam

     
    This war was of course the story of Walter Cronkite's career - the war that never seemed to end, while devouring 58,000 American lives (and countless more Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian lives.) It was the steady drumbeat of "Evening......