Saturday, July 18, 2009

the way it was

I only barely remember when he retired (I read that there were t-shirts made at the time that said, "Oh my God, what are we going to do without Walter Cronkite?) but I remember listening to his special reports on NPR, and reading the things he wrote for the Huffington Post.

It seems unbelievable that a TV news anchor could have been the most trusted man in America when these days some think a comedian is, but generations of Americans got all their news, good and bad, from Walter Cronkite, and relied on him to tell them the truth.

Recently he paid a visit to CBS news and, "when he walked in the news room, it was like Thomas Jefferson walking into a history class at a university." (whole article here, obituary here, image here.)

Rest in Peace Walter Cronkite.


Sam said...

Oh gosh! This is the passing of an era, isn't it? They'll be a lot of reflecting about life and such forth today I think.

Kristin said...

As we get older we just keep on losing our relics. Sigh.