Friday, July 17, 2009

R.I.P., Walter Cronkite

The longtime anchor of "The CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite" died Friday at 92.

I wanted to be a newscaster from the time I was six years old, and I remember Cronkite behind the desk. He had a great wrap-up phrase, "and that's the way it is.....Friday, July 17, 2009," which has been long-attempted to no avail by others. I wanted to do his job. However, I never made it.

Cronkite was a dynamo in his space coverage, broke the news to a shocked nation when President Kennedy was killed in Dallas in 1963, and was "The Most Trusted Man in America." No other newscaster has had a hold on his audience before or since.

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