Walter Cronkite passes away

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  1. Described as "the most trusted man in America" by many, Walter Cronkyte has passed away at the age of 92.

    As the man who broke the news of Kennedy's assination and reported some of the most iconic stories of the USA over the last fifty years, doubtful that he will ever be emulated.

    "And that's the way it is."
     
  2. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    RIP you were a true reporter....
























    :twisted:
     
  3. Nope 'fraid not doin' the "journo grief whore" Biscuits. Would you agree that Cronkyte was a big name in US News reporting?
     
  4. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/us/18cronkite.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp

    I always prefer Journalists who actually get involved
     
  6. Was he the first 'embedded' journo then?

    edited to say: They don't make 'em like this any more - RIP
     
  7. I spent some time in the US in the '60s, and "This is the CBS Evening News, with Walter Cronkite", invariably rounded off with "And that's the way it is", was very much the intelligent choice of viewing, and light-years ahead of the moronic tripe on offer today in that country (and increasingly so in this). An upright member of the old school - and a brave one, too, as noted above - he will be much missed. RIP, old fellow.
     
  8. Not exactly, there were several before and during that time, notably Robert Capa and Ernie Pyle
     
  9. What a life lived.
     
  10. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
     
  11. Just watch that stuff from 1963; how the hell did he keep his nerve and composure? A true professional and "voice of America".
     
  12. Wonder what he thought of Fox News... or do we know?
     
  13. He was a bleeding heart liberal and hated anything of a conservative slant, not sure if he ever called out fox specifically.
     
  14. He said "...it (Fox News) was intended to be a conservative organization — beyond that; a far-right-wing organization" and that some of the media giant's practises were unethical and overtly political.