Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite, beloved American, dies

Beloved newscaster and cultural icon Walter Cronkite died yesterday. He was 92.

Cronkite's legacy will forever be remembered. He was the one who brought us the news that a president had been assassinated, that a man had landed on the moon, that perhaps, just maybe, that war going on in Indochina was going to end, at best, as a stalemate. Never afraid to infuse his opinion -- but rarely stepping over that threshold of journalistic integrity -- Cronkite was welcomed into the homes of literally millions of Americans nightly.

It's no wonder that this man was the most trusted in the country. His sincere demeanor is widely missed today, in an age when integrity is exchanged for ratings in the news department at the various networks.

RIP Walter Cronkite.

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