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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

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  • The 1968 Democratic National Convention

    The 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Across the country and in Chicago, tensions were already high by the time delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrived for the opening session on this date. The destruction of the King riots on the West and South Sides in April was still a...
  • The unspeakable American culture

    In a recent speech at the National Press Club, Katie Couric expressed somber disapproval of the jingoistic excesses after 9/11. Among the things that vexed her: "The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying 'we' when referring to the...
  • Walter Cronkite: And that's the way it was

    Walter Cronkite: And that's the way it was
    For many who grew up in the 1960s and '70s, Walter Cronkite was the voice of unfolding history. On the "CBS Evening News" and on the spot, his eloquent mediation of the great events of an age almost pathologically overflowing with them was essential to...
  • 'Nixon in China' is neglected no longer

    'Nixon in China' is neglected no longer
    When I was in college, I hated Richard Nixon. Everyone I knew (except perhaps my father) hated Richard Nixon. My perspective was as a politically engaged undergraduate at UC Berkeley during the war in Vietnam -- holding a low draft number. I gradually...
  • PASSINGS

    Mireille Marokvia French author of war memoirs Mireille Marokvia, 99, a French author of two critically acclaimed memoirs that describe her experiences in wartime Europe, died Oct. 19 in Las Cruces, N.M., where she had lived for 30 years. In her memoirs...
  • Arthur C. Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

    Arthur C. Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
    Arthur C. Clarke, who peered into the heavens with a homemade telescope as a boy and grew up to become a visionary titan of science-fiction writing and collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the landmark film "2001: A Space Odyssey," has died. He...
  • Walter M. 'Wally' Schirra Jr., 84; flew in three NASA programs

    Walter M. 'Wally' Schirra Jr., 84; flew in three NASA programs
    Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., who followed his barnstorming parents into the sky as a Navy combat pilot and was the only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, has died. He was 84. Schirra, who had been battling cancer,...
  • Milt McAuley, Santa Monica Mountains hiking guru, dies at 89

    Milt McAuley, the patriarch of hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains whose guidebooks and guided hikes greatly popularized the trails that cut through Los Angeles backcountry, has died. He was 89. McAuley, who continued hiking until three years ago,...
  • Walter Cronkite, longtime CBS anchorman, dies at 92

    Walter Cronkite, longtime CBS anchorman, dies at 92
    Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, died today, the network announced. He was 92. Cronkite, who was often called "the most trusted man in...
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  • Walter Cronkite dies at 92; longtime CBS anchorman

    Walter Cronkite dies at 92; longtime CBS anchorman
    Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
  • Don Hewitt dies at 86; creator of '60 Minutes'

    Don Hewitt dies at 86; creator of '60 Minutes'
    It began at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968. "Good evening. This is '60 Minutes,' " Harry Reasoner said into the camera. With fellow correspondent Mike Wallace seated next to him, Reasoner explained the concept of the new show -- one that had the...