Friday, July 17, 2009

That's The Way It Is....

Sad to report tonight that CBS News Anchor/Reporter Walter Cronkite has passed away at age 92, after a lengthy Illness..Cronkite was known as "The Most Trusted Man in America" as he anchored the "CBS Evening News" from 1962-1981..He had been with CBS since 1950..

Here is a report from Veteran TV Writer Mark Dawidziak of the Cleveland Plain Dealer

From The CBS Evening News Friday July 31 , 1970..A very classy gesture on the part of Walter Cronkite as he says goodbye to Chet Huntley on "that other Network" on the occasion of Huntley's retirement from NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report after 14 years.

As I am sure will be said over the next few days by many people much more eloquent than I..The last of the real "Television Journalists" has left us..Condolences and Prayers to his family..


  1. It's so ironic that Walter Cronkite passed almost exactly 40 years after the first moon landing. He was such a huge fan of NASA and the space program. His death 40 years and one day after that momentous day brings back so many memories, not only of the space program but of all the other huge stories he covered. We'll miss you, Walter -- there will never be another like you.

    I hope CBS keeps his audio introduction of Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News as long as she's there.

  2. A hugh giant of a man has gone home today.

  3. One memory of Walter Cronkite that's been sticking out in my mind lately is a brief appearance he made in a 60 minutes piece on those ever-so-truthful(LOL)tabloid papers like The National Enquirer and the like. I don't remember now just which one of those rags it was that had a story in it with some claim about how much money he was making at the time. Well looking back it seems almost bizarre but when they asked him if he was really making as much money as the rag in question claimed he said he, his family and the IRS wished that that's the way it is but unfortunately that's not the way it is! He actually used his own broadcast trademark to answer the question! Isn't that a hoot?