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Walter Cronkite

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born Nov. 4, 1916 and is now retired. Began his career as broadcast journalist in 1937. Best known as anchorman for CBS Evening News and ending his newscasts with ¿And that¿s the way it is.¿
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born Nov. 4, 1916 and is now retired. Began his career as broadcast journalist in 1937. Best known as anchorman for CBS Evening News and ending his newscasts with ¿And that¿s the way it is.¿ « Show less

Top Walter Cronkite Articles

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  • 'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy

    'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy
    The image did not add up in Raymond Berry's mind. There he was, sharing a moment of purest fulfillment with his Baltimore Colts teammates as they left Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28, 1958. World champions! They could call themselves that after beating the...
  • Cronkite bio thorough, slightly odd

    Cronkite bio thorough, slightly odd
    Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in 1972 was declared "The Most Trusted Man in America." Brinkley's lengthy narrative spends as...
  • Book Review: Douglas Brinkley's Biography of Walter Cronkite

    Book Review: Douglas Brinkley's Biography of Walter Cronkite
    Cronkite By Douglas Brinkley (Harper, 2012)   Judging from the reviews of this book, a lot of people have a fixed idea of Walter Cronkite, one that seems seriously at odds with what the famous newscaster actually represented to millions of people. You...
  • Obama goes local to sell deficit message

    Obama goes local to sell deficit message
    President Obama takes his budget message on the road this week, with town hall meetings in Virginia, Nevada and California this week. But first he's reaching out to voters in a set of likely 2012 swing states by again inviting local television...
  • Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood
    Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
  • Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West
    Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
  • PASSINGS: Jimmy Ellis, Jay McMullen

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Ellis, Jay McMullen
    Jimmy Ellis Frontman for the R&B band Trammps Jimmy Ellis, 74, the frontman for the Trammps R&B group who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby, burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit, died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., according to the Bass-...
  • Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer

    Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer
    Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90. Wershba, a two-...
  • PASSINGS: Scott Davis, Ed Moose, Frank Kermode, Ghazi Algosaibi

    PASSINGS: Scott Davis, Ed Moose, Frank Kermode, Ghazi Algosaibi
    Scott Davis Mount SAC track and field announcer Scott Davis, 66, a longtime track and field announcer and statistician who added to the prestige of the Mount San Antonio College Relays by attracting such stars as Marion Jones, Carl Lewis and Asafa...
  • Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator

    Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator
    Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
  • Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer

    Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer
    As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of...
  • Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax

    In the summer of 1966, Newsday columnist Mike McGrady threw down the gauntlet to a trusted coterie of fellow journalists: Produce a novel so poorly written and relentlessly focused on sex that it would fly off bookstore shelves. Two dozen colleagues,...