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  • Walter Cronkite: The Real Deal

    and that's the way it is

    Few people will ever cast as long a shadow as Walter Cronkite, and probably no one in TV news ever will again. Here’s a fairly thorough walk through his life at the New York Times. I was just thinking about him the other day, naturally, since we were observing the 40th anniversary of the moon flight and landing. To me as a kid, that’s what the news was for- to talk about astronauts, and only Cronkite could really do that.

    I think I’ll go pick up his autobiography this weekend and read that. Heck, I may even read his sailing books, since I hope to do that eventually. Rest in peace, Walter, and thanks for the good work.


    Comment from Patrick Hulman
    Time: July 18, 2009, 7:23 am

    bummer. i remember having to watch “you are there” in junior high for history class.