Posts tagged: Walter Cronkite
Good morning, Netizens…
It was inevitable that less than a day since the late Walter Cronkite became accustomed to hearing the sounds of the news-angels singing 24 hours a day in heaven, someone would have to dig up what they insist is the mud in his life for profit. A former Cronkite employee, his chef and manager, is about to publish a book in which she paints an ugly picture of Walter Cronkite, one that perhaps Americans never saw or never need to read.
In our our generation, it was traditionally stated from Shakespeare that “The evil men do lives after them while the good is oft interred with their bones” or modified slightly, if it weren’t for the muckrakers, we probably would not remember most of our fallen cultural heroes.
It is the sordid, the sensational, the risqué that are raked up from the ashes of the dead, typically for a tidy profit, and thus get perpetuated into the slipstream of life, whether truthful or not.
Thus this morning’s David Horsey cartoon venerates Walter Cronkite for the newsman that he was, and rightfully so, suggests he never truly had a peer when it came to broadcasting the news. If there was a news story, regardless of where in the world it was unfolding, Walter Cronkite was there, and told the story to our generation. The unfortunate part of history is we probably will never see nor hear another news anchor of his stature again.
Good evening, Netizens…
Walter Cronkite, legendary television news journalist, has died. All the current news media talking heads are repeating in lockstep that Cronkite came to be called “the most trusted man in America”. Now that Walter has left the building, who is it that rises from being the second most-trusted man in America to number one, thus taking his place?
I paused awhile this evening trying to think of an aspirant to Cronkite’s former title, and to be honest, I do not know if I could come up with a list of qualified men to assume his place.
Just as Johnny Carson once made the claim that he “tucked America into their beds at night” Walter Cronkite gave us the news, with very little opinion, and a decency and honesty that I’m uncertain we will ever see again.
So do you have any candidates to ascend to the title “the most trusted man in America” now that Walter has departed?
Good afternoon, Netizens…
Portions from the AP Wire
Walter Cronkite, one of my great American heroes is purportedly gravely ill. Although CBS is not commenting upon his condition at this time, the 92-year-old former anchor of “The CBS Evening News,” who has been ailing for some time, has reportedly taken a turn for the worse, according to TVNewser and other online sites.
The face of CBS News for more than two decades, Cronkite was named “the most trusted man in America” in a 1972 “trust index” survey, and he ended each broadcast with the reassuring signoff, “And that’s the way it is.”