Walter Cronkite, R.I.P.

What’s there to say that isn’t being said or hasn’t been said already?

This post should be a forum for those who have something to say about Cronkite. Post-ers can keep it simple or make it complex. Witty quips accepted. Silence is cool also.

There may or may not be follow up.

Below, a few eulogies:

  • New York Times – July 18: “Walter Cronkite, who pioneered and then mastered the role of television news anchorman with such plain-spoken grace that he was called the most trusted man in America, died Friday at his home in New York. He was 92.” Whole story if you want to compare.
  • New York Daily News (David Hinnkley, Columnist) – July 18: “He anchored the country’s most prestigious and arguably best newscast, “CBS Evening News,” during the golden age of broadcast network news: the 1960s and 1970s.” Whole story if you want to compare.
  • CNN – July 18: “In the splintered, frantic, snark-happy, 500-channel multimedia universe in which we now live, it’s hard to imagine one man with the kind of almost universal regard as Cronkite, who died Friday. He delivered the news with care and consideration and hmanity, never far removed from his declarative sentence, wire service and radio-announcing roots.” Whole story if you want to compare.

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