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Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

  1. Jul 17, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/walter-cronkite-iconic-anchorman-dies/
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2009 #2
    Wow. I read this thread title and said, "Really?" out loud. Cronkite just seemed as if he'd be around forever. He lived a long life and was certainly well respected.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2009 #3

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    "And that's the way it is."
     
  5. Jul 17, 2009 #4

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    I feel a whole generation of people applying for life insurance these days.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2009 #5
    The last time I heard him was when he roasted Hoagland on Coast to Coast for his birthday. That was great.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2009 #6
    We just lost the most trusted man in America.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2009 #7

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    Cronkite remembered as 'honorable' and 'an icon'
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090718/ap_on_re_us/us_obit_walter_cronkite [Broken]
    He was the main reason my father and I watch CBS news. We pretty much stopped watching it after Dan Rather became anchor.

    It would nice to have more journalists like Cronkite - those who really question what's going on rather than sensationalize the news.

    I certainly remember him on TV broadcasting during the first Apollo moonlanding on July 20, 1969.
     
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  9. Jul 18, 2009 #8
    Walter leaves us humbly, contrary to Michael's last blast. Were their respective sendoffs befitting their accomplishments?
     
  10. Jul 19, 2009 #9

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    I'm not sure. Arguably, Jackson was far more influencial from a humanitarian perspective.

    http://www.allmichaeljackson.com/charities.html
     
  11. Jul 19, 2009 #10
    Many of us will now remember Michael for his good works and Walter for our trust in him.
     
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