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Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

July 17, 2009 @ 23:23 By: gordon Category: In the news

Walter Cronkite Legendary anchorman Walter Cronkite passed away earlier this evening  at the age of 92.

Walter Cronkite was known as “the most trusted man in America”. He reported on major news events like the assassination of President Kennedy, the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon, the Vietnam War, Civil Rights and Watergate with a level of professionalism that most reporters today still aspire to (or they should).

He probably said it the best at the end of his final broadcast on March 6, 1981:

"Old anchormen, you see, don’t fade away, they just keep coming back for more. And that’s the way it is."

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