Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

NY TIMES: Walter Cronkite, who pioneered and then mastered the role of television news anchorman with such plain-spoken grace that he was called the most trusted man in America, died Friday at his home in New York. He was 92.


Annette said...

I remember this... when we heard that JFK was shot I was at school. They sent us home, I called mom from school first and asked her if the world was going to end or something But I was scared. I was also in was just unbelievable that he was really gone. But then when we heard it from Walter Cronkite, we knew it was true, Pres. Kennedy was really gone. That was the first time I ever saw my dad cry...Those are just the memories you carry with you..

PerfectMomentProject said...

'Most trusted' is a cliche, perhaps, but honestly, Walter Cronkite was the second most important man in my life.

Walter Cronkite reinforced the lessons my father gave me.

And then in so many ways, he became the man who helped shape my life into the extraordinary journey that it's been.

Thank you, Mr. Cronkite.

Fraulein said...

Even though I was pretty young, I do remember watching Cronkite on the evening news in the mid-1970s. It's so hard to imagine there was a time when people watched the TV news regularly -- and trusted it! And their trust was not misplaced! That seems like another era in more ways than one. RIP, Mr. Cronkite -- one of journalism's best.