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Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite 1916-2009

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Walter Cronkite has passed away at the age of 92. Right on the eve of his now historic coverage of the moon landing 40 years ago - where the never speechless Cronkite was misty eyed and in fact speechless. More from CBS News :

At one time, his audience was so large, and his image so credible, that a 1972 poll determined he was "the most trusted man in America" - surpassing even the president, vice president, members of Congress and all other journalists. In a time of turmoil and mistrust, after Vietnam and Watergate, the title was a rare feat - and the label stuck.

This was in the era before the blow dried hair talking heads who cant pronounce a foreign country if its not spelled out phonetically, and are not for the most part, reporters. They just
read the news.

NASA recalls Cronkite's coverage of the Apollo landings here.

"And thats the way it is..." won't be that way again. A passing of a journalistic legend.


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