Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite Dead at the age of 92

I was watching MSNBC last night and was about to turn the T.V off when there was breaking news that Walter Cronkite had passed away. Then they gave a fascinating bio of him.

MSNBC reported that once he said that in order to be a good reporter you must be a liberal. It makes him an intriguing human being. He was indeed an objective reporter as he expressed his displeasure during Clinton era at the 24/7 reporting on Clinton's sex scandal . His well-known view was that "...the rules back then–the journalists decided whether the affairs were compromising the guy's ability to do his job. If not, they didn't report it." He said that more recent journalism was inclined to be sensational and tabloid.

Then who can forget his closing remarks as anchorman on CBS, "That's the way it is". Walter Cronkite died at age 92. God bless his soul.

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  1. I vaguely remember him on the shooting of JFK, but saw a repeat, few years ago. I do remember staying up late to watch he first man on the moon with Mr. Cronkite. He was the best. A very entertaining man who shall be missed, a great deal. I am glad I saw him.

  2. Lizt, my friend where have you been.
    Long, long, long time no see. I hope you’re doing well.

    Walter Cronkite indeed was a great reporter, anchorman and then commentator later in life. He indeed will be missed.