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NYT: Walter Cronkite dead at 92

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by cougargirl, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    It's on the homepage - www.nytimes.com

    Apologies in advance if this is a d_b.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    RIP Walter Cronkite

    Just breaking.


    And that's the way it is, Friday, July 17, 2009.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Re: RIP Walter Cronkite

    An absolute Giant in this profession.

    He has been missed for years, now even moreso.

  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Re: RIP Walter Cronkite

    AP alert just moved:

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Famed CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92, known as 'most trusted man in America' .
    AP-WS-07-17-09 2023EDT
  5. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    RIP Mr. Cronkite... :'(
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    The coverage of JFK's assassination will never be matched.
  7. RIP Mr. Cronkite.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    We knew it was coming, but damn......RIP, Mr. Cronkite.
  9. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    RIP, Mr. Cronkite
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    RIP, indeed.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I was too young to have many memories of Walter Cronkite's time as the anchor of The CBS Evening News. However, even though his time as the anchor finished before I could have a clear memory of events and people, I had a keen sense of what the man's legacy was.

    Even though I was taking a path toward a career in print, a broadcaster, that broadcaster, the broadcaster, was one of the biggest influences for me when I was trying to find my path in this business. He set the standard for greatness, the standard for honesty, the standard for being the voice of record, the face of record, the reporter of record.

    Even though my goals were to be a sportswriter, about as far removed in the minds of some from Cronkite's career path, his reputation was one I wanted to earn for myself. His life's work is such that his voice, his way of doing things, his legacy, his reputation, will far outlive his corporeal existence.

    Rest in peace, Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. You've earned it. And that's the way it is.
  12. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Double J is right ...

    It was only a matter of time ... but it still sucks every which way.
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