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.