Walter Cronkite Dead At 92

Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," has died. He was 92.

CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness.

He was the face of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to racial and anti-war riots, Watergate and the Iranian hostage crisis.

It was Cronkite who read the bulletins coming from Dallas when Kennedy was shot Nov. 22, 1963, interrupting a live CBS-TV broadcast of the soap opera "As the World Turns."

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  • by Alex Location: NC on Jul 20, 2009 at 05:02 AM
    The man who has earned all his awards and trust, RIP Uncle Walter. Rather talk about this gentleman instead of Michael Jackson.
  • by Charles Location: New Bern on Jul 18, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    Walter only reported the truth. The last true journalist has passed; now we're stuck with sensationalist, opinionist and the DNC's lapdogs.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jul 18, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    Thank you Walter for giving we Americans the news for all those years. I remember the day you cried on TV when Kennedy died. You were telling the country it is OK to show you are human. Even when you told the country the war was lost in Viet Nam in the late 1960's. I could go on. Rest in peace old man. " And that's the way it was."
  • by David Location: Kinston on Jul 18, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    He was everyone's father or grandfather bringing the news.When I heard the news of his passing immediately I thought of Captain Kangaroo.As a child I saw the Captain in the morning and Mr.Cronkite in the evening.Mr.Cronkite told the CBS news as he should.Now CBS is a left-winged agency as is ABC and NBC.
  • by P on Jul 18, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    NO ONE will ever replace him
  • by Jeff Location: NC on Jul 18, 2009 at 05:30 AM
    We will miss Walter. His picture should be in the dictionary right next to "Consummate Reporter." Today's TV news folks don't even come close to the integrity and trustworthiness of this man. We'll miss you Walt.
  • by Kay Location: Emerald Isle on Jul 17, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    He was the consummate news man. We were so fortunate to have had him delivering the news to us without editorializing it as is done more and more these days. Thank you, Mr. Cronkite. You were the best. And that's the way it is.
  • by TW Location: Pitt on Jul 17, 2009 at 06:42 PM
  • by DC Location: Kinston on Jul 17, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    And that's the way it is July 17th 2009. So long sir
  • by Lisa Location: Choco on Jul 17, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    I remember that moment when he reported on Kennedy's assasnation. Very memorable! RIP
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