18 July 2009


late yesterday, radio and television newsman walter cronkite died following a lingering illness. he was a true pioneer in broadcast journalism, starting when edward r. murrow picked cronkite to be one of his elite war correspondents during WWII. cronkite went on to anchor the CBS evening news, and reported on everything from the civil rights movement, the assassination of president john f. kennedy, the first human landing on the moon, the vietnam war, and the watergate scandal which drove disgraced president richard m. nixon from office. for decades, cronkite was the most trusted man in america, a reflection of his personal and professional integrity. in his later years, cronkite was an avid sailor and an eloquent supporter of america's space program. here is a link to a moving tribute to america's voice of conscience, walter cronkite.

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