Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite, 92, American icon and longtime TV anchorman - The Boston Globe

As a former journalist, Walter Cronkite was a real hero of mine. I always strove to be the kind of journalist who had the kind of skill and more importantly integrity that Cronkite exemplified. May he rest in peace.

Walter Cronkite, whose steadying, avuncular presence made “The CBS Evening News’’ the dominant network news program for much of his 19 years as its anchorman, died yesterday in New York. He was 92.

Mr. Cronkite’s longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said he died at 7:42 p.m. at his Manhattan home surrounded by family, the Associated Press reported. She said the cause of death was cerebral vascular disease.

Walter Cronkite, 92, American icon and longtime TV anchorman - The Boston Globe

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