One of my childhood heroes, Walter Cronkite, has passed away.
From Baby Boomers to the Greatest Generation, journalist Walter Cronkite will be remembered as a voice of calm and reason whenever the nation was shocked by disaster and instability.The Associated Press confirmed that they deep-baritone Cronkite has died at 92. In the anchor seat at CBS News With Walter Cronkite from 1962 to 1981, “Uncle Walter,” as he was affectionately known by his millions of viewers, came into the USA’s living room each weeknight, offering a measured presentation of the news of the day.
That coverage included many of the signature events of modern times: the Cuban missile crisis; the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; the Vietnam War; the Apollo moon landing; and Watergate.
Throughout, Cronkite’s comforting, authoritative style earned him iconic status as the “most trusted man in America.”
“I had a pretty good seat at the parade,” Cronkite once said, reflecting on the 20th century. “I was lucky enough to have been born at the right time to see most of this remarkable century.”