Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies - Media Decoder Blog - NYTimes.com
I searched and found nothing about the story here though it was reported more than an hour ago now and there's additional reports coming in from the AP. I guess it's here now.Walter Cronkite, an iconic CBS News journalist who defined the role of anchorman for a generation of television viewers, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said.
“My father, Walter Cronkite, died,” his son Chip said just before 8 p.m. Eastern. CBS interrupted prime time programming to show an obituary for the man who defined the network’s news division for decades. Read an obituary by Douglas Martin here.
Mr. Cronkite’s family said last month that he was seriously ill with cerebrovascular disease.