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.
"And that's the way it is."
I feel a whole generation of people applying for life insurance these days.
The last time I heard him was when he roasted Hoagland on Coast to Coast for his birthday. That was great.
We just lost the most trusted man in America.
Cronkite remembered as 'honorable' and 'an icon'
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.
Walter leaves us humbly, contrary to Michael's last blast. Were their respective sendoffs befitting their accomplishments?
I'm not sure. Arguably, Jackson was far more influencial from a humanitarian perspective.
Many of us will now remember Michael for his good works and Walter for our trust in him.
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