Walter Cronkite, The Most Trusted Man in America and TV Journalist Icon Dies at the Age of 92


And that’s the way it is … Walter Cronkite, the day the anchor news man died.

Walter Cronkite, an American journalist icon, the anchorman of CBS News, the voice of a Cronkite_waltergeneration of new and the one “most trusted man in America” has passed away at the age of 92 in New York. Sadly, Walter Cronkite has passed away after an extended battle with cerebrovascular disease. There will never be and never had been another news anchor like Walter Cronkite.  Rest in Peace.

Tonight, a piece of my childhood died. Before 24–7 cable news, before networks had such a bias agenda, there was Walter Cronkite. He anchored the CBS Evening news for 19 years from 1962 to 1981. In a much less media centric  time and place where one always made it a point to be in front of the TV to tune into the nightly news, Walter Cronkite was far and away the best anchor and the first that ever was. From his Wiki:

In 1950, Cronkite joined CBS News in its young and growing television division, recruited by Edward R. Murrow, who had previously tried to hire Cronkite from UP during the war. Cronkite began working at WTOP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C..

On July 7, 1952, the term “anchor” was coined to describe Cronkite’s role at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, which marked the first nationally-televised convention coverage

 CBS: The “most trusted man in America” has passed away

Walter Cronkite, who personified television journalism for more than a generation as anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News,” has died. 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 92.


CNN: Walter Cronkite, the CBS anchorman known as “Uncle Walter” for his easygoing, measured delivery and “the most trusted man in America” for his rectitude and gravitas.

From Little Green Footballs … 40 year ago he was covering the Apollo moon landing. Sadly tonight we are reporting that Walter Cronkite is dead.

 Check out this fantastic old footage of Cronkite’s coverage of the moon landing

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Walter Cronkite, The Most Trusted Man in America and TV Journalist Icon Dies at the Age of 92”

    1. Michelle Smith on July 17th, 2009 10:32 pm

      R.I.P. Walter Cronkite. You will be missed. They don’t make them like that anymore.

    2. rightknight on July 18th, 2009 2:07 am

      This gentleman actually did reporting as ‘Journalists’ agree
      to do. Actually, I understand he voted for, or at least was
      pro-Kerry, but, since he performed like a professional
      you would never have suspected it. Today, the lap-dog
      copy cats who claim to do investigative/factual reporting
      are all but non-existent. Walter reported the news, he did
      not fashion it. Strength of character he had.

      He will be missed.

    3. bob on July 18th, 2009 4:23 am

      I knew Scared Monkeys would repeat the disinfo that Cronkite “was the most trusted man in America.” He was entrusted to never tell the real truth to Americans.
      SM: Ya know dude, sometimes you really need to give it a rest. My God, if you hate everything in this country some much … leave. Is there anything in life that you actually like and don’t complain about? I have asked you in the past, well what would you do, who do you like, who would you vote for? All I got was no answer and more complaining. It does get rather old.

      Sorry, but generations grew up with Walter Kronkite and he was a giant and influential in the news business. Does that mean I agree with everything that he did, nope. Do I think he was an honorable man, yes.

      Like it or not, Kronkite brought the news to America. Do I like his opinion in Vietnam or his more liberal rantings toward the end of his life? No. However, as a full body of work and the coverage he provided in the JFK Assassination, Moon Landing, Cold War and let us not forget as a reporter during D-Day, he is to be commended.

      I do not care whether he was a liberal or not, for the most part, not always, he did not show it. However, during the golden age of news, he was a giant and was an inspiration for many to follow.


    4. Michelle Smith on July 18th, 2009 11:34 am

      And what is that real truth BOB?

    5. rightknight on July 18th, 2009 12:48 pm

      The current Class of Media “Reporters” would
      be better named “Opinion Mongers”, “Agenda
      Peddlers”, “Spin Spewers”, or “Propaganda
      Pushers”. Journalism schools are taking on the
      appearance of Madrassas that brainwash the
      students prior to their release back into society.
      Walter said it simply the way it was!

      Time for parents to stop leaving it up to the
      ‘Government’ to raise children it’s way.

    6. bob on July 18th, 2009 2:39 pm


      I’m not complaining. I’m simply telling it like it is. You think Cronkite was an honorable man?

      Can I give you some facts and quotes to counter your opinions? Here’s a fact: Cronkite was a member of the CFR. The CFR is the enemy of America. The CFR is dedicated to creating a world government. Here’s a quote from “the most trusted men in America”:

      “First we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That’s going to be to many, a bitter pill. It will take a lot of courage, a lot of faith, a lot of persuasion.”

      Here’s another quote:

      “Even as with the American rejection of the League of Nations, our failure to live up to our obligations to the United Nations is led by a handful of willful senators who choose to pursue their narrow, selfish political objectives at the cost of our nation’s conscience. They pander to and are supported by the Christian Coalition and the rest of the religious right wing. Their leader, Pat Robertson, has written that we should have a world government but only when the messiah arrives. Any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the Devil! Well join me… I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.” Walter Cronkite

      It’s clear Cronkite was an enemy of the US and guess where he is now?

      Maybe you’re right: this blog site is so PC I can’t take it much anymore.

      Please correct me if my facts or quotes are wrong though.
      SM: Dregs, trust me I am far from PC. That is kinda laughable. Actually its side splitting. Wait until you read the upcoming posts on term limits and “We the Sheeple” being responsible for this miserable SOB’s that are called Presidents, Senators and HOR’s. You might think different. PC, hahaha, my friends will get a good chuckle out of that one.

      Personally, I hated what he had become late in life and the liberalism just oozed from this man. You cannot take from him that he was a pioneer in the industry. There has always been a liberal bias in the media, we know that … it just was never as overt as it is today.

      Maybe I have a little compassion for the man because my sister went to school with his daughter, Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Cronkite.

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