"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite Dead at 92

The legendary anchorman for CBS has died today at the age of 92. His measured delivery gave him the undisputed title of "the most trusted man in America" in part due to his coverage of the Nuremberg trials, many presidential elections, JFK's assassination, the moon landings and much more.
"Walter was always more than just an anchor. He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world," President Obama said in a statement Friday.

"He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down. This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."
When people think of how the press used to be trusted to provide the facts and nothing but the facts with clear separate analysis from an informed position, Walter Cronkite was often the face most people saw and many wanted to emulate. In a day were the news is all about eyeballs with little concern for facts or measured reporting, men of integrity is a rare breed.

Walter Cronkite

Just days away from Apollo 11's 40th Anniversary of man walking on the moon, here is "Uncle Walter's" reflections on the event.

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