Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite R.I.P.

I'd like to pay tribute to the life of CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite on the day after his passing. Like many others. I discovered him during his famous coverage of President Kennedy's assassination in November, 1963. It was the first time I ever truly watched one of his newscasts -- and it wasn't the last. JFK's death took place the day before my birthday party (which was cancelled) so I had plenty of time (plus interest) in following the news. Cronkite always brought an unassuming style and a keen insight to news broadcasting which immediately earned your trust and interest.

Here is his original JFK broadcast:

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