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And that’s the way it is … Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

Posted in History, Journalism, TV with tags , on July 19, 2009 by macmystery

I know I’m a couple of days behind here, but putting out two papers a night can be time-consuming and all, and sometimes, you just don’t have time to stop and think.

If something big happened during a large part of the 20th century, CBS newsman Walter Cronkite reported on it.

Cronkite, who died July 17, brought the news into a lot of Americans’ homes during the golden age of television, when most Americans’ window to the world  was that box in their living room tuned to one of the big three networks.

Since then, the way we get news has changed. First CNN emerged, the 24-hour news cycle, the Internet, and now, the news with a nice spin to the left or the right, depending on what you choose to believe.

But none of them do it like Cronkite did.

And that’s a shame.

At the top of this post was the seven-minute piece CBS ran the evening he died. Below are a couple of big broadcasts he did.