Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite Has Passed

Walter Cronkite 1916 - 2009, 92 years old. He was a Missouri boy... One of the great ones. There will never be another one like him. He was once voted the "Most trusted man in America" and I can believe it.

He was the man who was seen in more homes at night than any other. Most people got their news from him. I remember hearing the words from him saying that Pres. Kennedy was dead. It wasn't true until I heard it from him.

Here is a tribute put together by CBS, I hope you enjoy it.

The White House has just released President Obama's statement on the death tonight of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite at age 92:

"For decades, Walter Cronkite was the most trusted voice in America. His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night, and in an industry of icons, Walter set the standard by which all others have been judged.
"He was there through wars and riots, marches and milestones, calmly telling us what we needed to know. And through it all, he never lost the integrity he gained growing up in the heartland.
"But Walter was always more than just an anchor. He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down. This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."


nonnie9999 said...

even when i was too young to understand what he was talking about, when walter cronkite was on the tv, i knew he was speaking the truth. i'll never forget that voice. there was comfort in listening to it, even when he was reporting bad news.

rest in peace, walter.

Distributorcap said...

when i started at cbs as a young pup (*age 24) - it was walter cronkite who took me around the newsroom and showed me the ropes - he knew the production side as well as the journalism side

he also took me to lunch once (my office was 3 doors from his until he left and then i moved to the black rock)

a true gentleman