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  • Walter Cronkite RIP

    Walter Cronkite has died at age 92.

  • #2
    Dang - his call of the Moon Landing was epic. Sorry he couldn't be part of the 40th anniversary.

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    • #3
      "And that's the way it is"..... :cry: RIP, Walter...

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      • #4
        I loved Walter. I remember in college in the 60's we always watched him, many times at the local.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jules
          I loved Walter. I remember in college in the 60's we always watched him, many times at the local.
          Same thing, north of the 49th, jules... Some interesting and moving coverage on CNN this evening...

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          • #6
            A great man. A sad day . . .

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            • #7
              I remember when Dan Rather was the young guy in waiting trying to push Walter out. :x

              What goes around, comes around.
              The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                I remember when Dan Rather was the young guy in waiting trying to push Walter out. :x

                What goes around, comes around.

                That's the thing, though: no one ever really pushed him out of the American conciousness. Even after he retired, Walter continued to be "The Most Trusted Man in America."

                And rightfully so.


                I'll always remember how he eventually took a stand on the Viet Nam war once he believed it wasn't worth the effort anymore.

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                • #9
                  No disagreement here.

                  Most still knew he was around but it appeared to me that CBS forced him into retirement to appease Rather.

                  Even though Cronkite was still quiet effective

                  That was my point.
                  The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                    That was my point.

                    And a good one, which I meant to second, even if it came out crooked.

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                    • #11
                      Even if there were another Walter, I don't think there could be another Walter. It's a different time.

                      Walter trivia: what legendary character actor did plays with Cronkite as a student at UTexas. Hint: played three bandits.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Brian
                        I'll always remember how he eventually took a stand on the Viet Nam war once he believed it wasn't worth the effort anymore.
                        And LBJ caved on it soon after Cronkite went on the air and said it was a lost cause. Coincidence? I think not. People trusted WC more than they did the President.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          Originally posted by Brian
                          I'll always remember how he eventually took a stand on the Viet Nam war once he believed it wasn't worth the effort anymore.
                          And LBJ caved on it soon after Cronkite went on the air and said it was a lost cause. Coincidence? I think not. People trusted WC more than they did the President.

                          Cronkite formed his opinion after spending time in Vietnam.

                          Johnson's famous comment - "If I've lost Cronkite I've lost middle America"
                          There are no strings on me

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                          • #14
                            Definitly the end of an era. I'm pretty sure that Walter was the last of Ed Murrow's boys. I don't watch TV news (unless something really big is afoot, so I don't really know firsthand what the quality is like. From what I have read, no so tremendous. Cronkite had a good run, pushing 93 and only in bad health at the end. Ain't gonna be anymore like him.

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                            • #15
                              http://kingdaevid.podbean.com/2009/07/1 ... mber-1963/

                              RIP Walter

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