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Walter Cronkite (1916–2009)

Author of A Reporter's Life

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Jun
29
Walter Cronkite
Booknotes, Sunday, June 29, 1997
Walter Cronkite discusses A Reporter's Life.

Many of this century's most crucial and momentous events have had one thing in common: Walter Cronkite. The word "anchorman" was actually coined for Walter Cronkite and in his more than sixty years in journalism he has truly covered the world and won the trust and respect of generations of Americans. So great has been his influence that when in 1968 he told his CBS audience that the United States should get out of the war in Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson told his assistant Bill Moyers, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America." In A REPORTER'S LIFE, Walter Cronkite tells the story of his years growing up in Kansas City and Houston; his early career working for newspapers, wire services and radio stations; his time as a war correspondent for United Press; and his years at CBS and beyond. Taking us behind his coverage of such events as the German surrender ending World War II, the Nuremberg Trials, The Civil Rights movement, The assassination of President Kennedy, the first walk on the moon, and the Vietnam War, he shares his honest insights into our history and our past presidents. He describes the struggle to report the news objectively, the fight against the network bean counters, the task of getting meaningful stories on the air and his strong views on the superficial quality of political coverage. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
Dec
27
An interview with Walter Cronkite
Charlie Rose, Friday, December 27, 1996
Walter Cronkite

An interview with Walter Cronkite, Former Senior Correspondent of CBS News, about his memoir, (timspalding)
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