Saturday, July 18, 2009

RIP Walter Cronkite

People in their thirties likely have the same memories of the late Walter Cronkite that I do. He was
respected in a time when news anchors were trusted. His abuse of the position and disastrous reporting did more damage to public support for the Vietnam War than the self important peace clown protests. His coverage of Watergate ushered in an era where the Presidency was cheapened.

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

Yes, he did damage. No doubt about it.

But I have a slightly different take in that I focused on something he said after he retired.

Of course, like many in my age group, what I most remember is the broadcast on which Cronkite announced the death of JFK. I found the full-length version of that segment and posted it.