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Legendary News Anchor Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

Legendary News Anchor Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

Walter Cronkite, legendary CBS news anchor passed away at his home in New York on Friday (July 17) after a long battle with cerebrovascular disease (brain dysfunction related to blood vessels).

The iconic newsman steadied the nation through the 1960′s and 70′s as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981. Cronkite then passed off his position to Dan Rather, who assumed the position until 2005.

Walter was truly the father of television news. The trust that viewers placed in him was based on the recognition of his fairness, honesty and strict objectivity,” said Morley Safer, a CBS 60 Minutes correspondent.

You will be missed Walter. RIP.

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I always liked him. He was one of the few Reporters/Newscasters that you could depend on to give you the truth without bias. RIP Walter.

An authentic “national legend” to the Babyboomers and our now mostly deceased parents. For those of us who grew-up in the Midwest, many watched the six o’clock news as a family and this legend was my favorite. His wonderful face, eloquent voice, comforting persona, and integrity made us all feel safe during the some shocking and heartbreaking news delivery, i.e. the assassinations of our beloved President John F. Kennedy, Robert R. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; Moon landing, Watergate, various political conventions, et al.

I miss the idea that his beautiful soul is no longer on the Earth as he made me feel safe as a growing child, teenager, and young adult. It was most unfortunate he was forced out of CBS at age 65 years and replaced with the contentious Dan Rather.

R.I.P., Mr. Cronkite!!! You are forever in our Hearts….

Postwatcher @ 07/18/2009 at 3:30 pm

God Bless Walter Cronkite. May he rest in peace.

Today’s “newscasters” don’t hold a candle to Mr. Cronkite, especially
those opinionated gossip mongering stand up comic-like newscasters on cable.

People like Rachel Maddow are not even worthy enough to be classified in the same category as the venerable Mr. Cronkite.

Today’s media is filled with a bunch of super ficial individuals who never paid their dues.

Cronkite reported real news stories. Not the BS served up by today’s newscasters.

Today’s society puts too much positive significance on a bunch of losers who have never worked for anything in their lives. Neil Armstrong was a 38 year old father of two when he took his first step on the moon. He was an aviator, astronaut, proffessor etc. So why the f * ck do we care how many Twitters an idiot like Ashton Kutcher gets. Why is that news?

People in this country no longer shoot for the stars. We have become a nation of mediocrity. Raising up losers and not holding the bar of achievement high enough for today’s youngsters because of political correctedness.

The passing of Mr. Cronkite represents the passing of an era.

I fear for our future….

the only reason i no him is because i learnt about him at school
i think it was during the vietnam war, when the president saying that if he lost cronkite he has no1
hope he went out peacefully

liberal prick

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