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    Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies - Media Decoder Blog - NYTimes.com

    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.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

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    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.
    RIP, Walter.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Walter had a major impact on the way news is reported today when he went on the air during the Vietnam war and issued his opinion that the war was lost rather than reporting the news. Since then the personal opinion of the reporters have gotten to the point where almost every news story reported that is remotely connected to politics is slanted toward the liberal point of view.
    Walter before that time and for a short time after was the quintessential reporter looked upto by those of us in media as and not just another pretty face on TV as news has become over the last 30 or so years.
    Even though I personally felt he caused changes that were not for the better, he was he was there during some of the best and worst times in our Nations history, like the JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, assassinations, the firat American in Space flight with Allan Shepard, and the Moon landing of Apollo 11. He was a giant in the industry and I was happy to see him have a very long and happy retirement doing what he loved, with the woman he loved.
    CBS Legend Walter Cronkite Dies - CBS Evening News - CBS News
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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    I always enjoyed his style of reporting the news. Looking back on it I can't even pinpoint what it was that seemed to add credibility to his stories, but he always seem to make them interesting.

    Godspeed Walter.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    RIP Cronkite. He was a legend now matter how you felt about the guy.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    A distinguished legend, and he lived a full, rich life. Finally, someone to remember without reservation.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Walter Cronkite was the standard that all others were measured against. He was a journalist before he became a TV anchor. He was a war correspondent during WW II when reporters wore an army uniform. I cannot recall an anchor before Mr. Cronkite and in my my there were't any even though there were. I will remember forever seeing the film of Walter Cronkite rearly losng it while reporting that Pres. Kennedy was assisinated. He kept his poltics out of his reporting virtually completely except the one time he said that we were not doing too well in Vietnam. It was true but I do wish he never said that.
    Yet Walter Cnkite did thongs like the moon landing as an American and not really a reporter but we can forgive him for that.

    He nailed the connection of Watergate to the Committee To Re-elect but thoughsad to hear it was the truth.

    In our house it was only CBS for news and if Walter Cronkite didn't say it happnened it just did not happen - per my Dad.

    He was another of the Greatest Generation.

    He is reporting from heaven now and he will tell like it is so God and the guys better get used to it.
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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    I remember my parents calling me into the living room to watch the moon landing. There was the newsman, Walter Cronkite, and as stoic as he was, you could read the emotions on his face, guarded fear, then relief, and finally, an elation that almost caused a tear.

    He was the most trusted man in America because he never abused that trust.

    RIP fellow Texan.

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    He was the last great Evening News Reporter than we will ever have. He reported the news, and only the news. He didn't throw around his political viewpoints. He didn't take sides, he just reported. He has been a legend for so many years. Any young journalist should look up to this man with reverence and awe. He should be held up as the standard when it comes to journalistic integrity.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    I am so sad about it:

    R.I.P. Walter
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