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Walter Cronkite is Dead at 92


By now you have heard that former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite has passed away at the age of 92. For many that read this blog, Cronkite is a figure whose work took place before they were born, but his importance should not be forgotten. Cronkite was America’s newsman, as anchor of CBS News during the rise of television as the most important news medium, between 1961-1981. Others will write about his importance and role in America’s life better than I, but below is an example of his importance and what events he was a part of bringing to this country. The JFK assassination, the Apollo moon landing (whose 40th anniversary is Monday) and the Martin Luther King assassination, all reported by Cronkite to America:

Article written by Matt Jones