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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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  • In Walter (Cronkite) We Trust, March 14, 1981

     
    March 14, 1981: Howard Rosenberg, The Times Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic, watches Dan Rather’s debut in taking over from Walter Cronkite on the “CBS Evening News” and he is not a happy man. Art Seidenbaum and I overlapped at The........
  • Relationship between CBS and Couric ending with a whimper, not a bang

     
    Katie Couric was chided by David Letterman this week for thinking of leaving her job as anchor of the CBS Evening News. "It's not like it's a temp gig," Letterman told Couric, reminding her that other anchors "ride into the......
  • Theater review: 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' on Broadway

     
    Charles McNulty reviews Daniel Radcliffe in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway...
  • In case of Couric, Vieira and possibly Lauer, three do not make a trend

     
    With Katie Couric likely exiting her gig as anchor of CBS' evening newscast and "Today" co-hosts Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer possibly wondering about how long they want to stay in their gigs with NBC, it'd be easy to think......
  • The Osama bin Laden 'deathers'

     
    Hey, remember that whole royal wedding thing? And how about President Obama's birth certificate? Or even Major League Baseball's takeover of the Dodgers? Oh yeah, those. Google the topics last week and there were stories as far as the eye......
  • Countdown to the last 'Oprah Winfrey Show': James Frey, Sarah Palin and the Meditation Room

     
    Farewell to "The Oprah Winfrey Show": a second episode with James Frey reveals more about Oprah, Sarah Palin and Oprah's Meditation Room...
  • Scott Pelley, CBS and the reporter as editor-anchor

     
    When Scott Pelley sits down at the CBS anchor desk on June 6 to assume one of the most prestigious jobs in TV journalism, he will do so with exactly zero experience as an anchorman. Zero, nada, zip, zilch.And that’s just the way Pelley and his...
  • Hangover II, a joke too far?

     
    Roger Ebert was put off by the visual riff on this  Pulitzer Prize winning photo by Eddie Adams in the closing credits of “The Hangover Part II.” A “desecration,” he calls it. This image rattled much of America during the Vietnam...
  • How will Keith Olbermann’s time at MSNBC be remembered?

     
    When some news legends retire or die, there's an outpouring of affection and respect. People fondly remembered Peter Jennings and Walter Cronkite when they died. Millions were sad when Tom Brokaw left "NBC Nightly News" and Ted Koppel departed "Nightline....
  • Lessons from Tucson

     
    It was nice to be reminded Wednesday night that President Obama still has the power to touch and inspire people. I was jolted a bit by the resemblance of that Tucson memorial service to a political event, but Obama never......
  • Jon Stewart like Edward R. Murrow: Are you kidding?

     
    Many viewers rightly admire Jon Stewart for his deft skewering of the pretentious and hypocritical. But a New York Times analysis Monday took the high regard for the "Daily Show" host to new levels of adoration. He was compared to CBS News legend Edward...
  • The Morning Fix: Washington tries to find restraints for Comcast-NBC. NBC's Playboy dreams. 'The Tourist' not on a lot of travel itineraries.

     
    After the coffee. Before the Christmas gift scramble starts. The Skinny: I've only got four more Redskins games to endure this season. Guess that should make me happy. Comcast and NBC's deal is giving regulators a lot to think about.......