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  • #16
    Originally posted by LongTimeSubscriber
    http://kingdaevid.podbean.com/2009/07/17/walter-cronkite-reporting-the-john-f-kennedy-assassination-22-november-1963/

    RIP Walter
    LTS this is what I'll remember him by the announcing of JFK's death. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    • #17
      A nice appreciation of the quality of his work here:

      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 18HDAO.DTL



      <<.....Cronkite's form of journalism was almost regal compared with what would follow him years later when cable news was left to fill 24 hours with repetitive, vacuous and embarrassing verbiage. Cronkite was of his time and that time was quaintly old-school, especially as it relates to the standards of broadcast journalism.

      His death reminds us that, yes, time marches on, and technology and the rapid expansion of media were both bound to happen and necessary. But it also points up this sad truth: Are we any better off because of that expansion? Does the ability to go live to nearly any foreign country or local tragedy within seconds offset what we've lost since Cronkite sat behind that desk and fumbled in his pockets and toyed with his glasses while solemnly reading the news of the day? Television news is bigger and faster and more - but is it better?...>>

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gh
        Television news is bigger and faster and more - but is it better?...>>
        That is an essential question that percolates throughout our culture. Now that we are eyeball-deep in an instantaneous access to an overwhelming amount of data, what have we gained without a wise interpretation of that data? Fewer and fewer analysts are able to sort through the data and make some relevant sense of it. Cronkite cut to the chase every night and gave us an intelligent summary of what was truly important - not what Lindsay Lohan had to drink last night. You know who comes closest? Jon Stewart - and he's just trying a get a laugh! :?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Marlow
          You know who comes closest?
          Daniel Schorr
          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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          • #20
            I always liked David Brinkley the best. Don't know why, just did.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by gm
              I always liked David Brinkley the best. Don't know why, just did.
              I'd agree on Brinkley. Also thought he held sway over the best Sunday morning news show.

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              • #22
                60 Minutes was a tribute to him tonight. Tres, tres cool.

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                • #23
                  For those of you on the West Coast, the CBS morning news is all about Cronkite this morning.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Marlow
                    60 Minutes was a tribute to him tonight. Tres, tres cool.
                    I know I saw it very well done someday a movie will be done about him wonder who would kill to play him on film.Robin Williams sounds like him somewhat.

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                    • #25
                      Discovery Channel is running the Cronkite Remembers series as an 16 hour
                      double marathon on sunday (26 july) 11am on.
                      Always check local listings :idea:
                      Tom Hyland:
                      "squack and wineturtle get it"

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by wineturtle
                        Discovery Channel is running the Cronkite Remembers series as an 16 hour
                        double marathon on sunday (26 july) 11am on.
                        Always check local listings :idea:
                        Wineturtle someone in a newspaper article said he tried to adlib a whole show and it lasted for about two days it was a complete shambles.

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