Saturday, July 18, 2009

America's Iconic News Anchor Walter Cronkite Dies

Walter Cronkite, America's preeminent television journalist of the 1960s and 1970s who as anchor and managing editor of "CBS Evening News" played a primary role in establishing television as the dominant national news medium of that era, died last night at age 92.

CBS Vice President Linda Mason said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness. He had been suffering from cerebrovascular disease, his family said recently.

Cronkite's career reflected the arc of journalism in the mid-20th century. He was a wire service reporter covering major campaigns of World War II before working in radio and then joining a pioneering TV news venture at the CBS affiliate in Washington. Later in New York, he anchored the network's nightly news program from 1962 to 1981, a period in which television established itself as the principal source of information on current events for most Americans. -- from the Washington Post


9 comments:

A Voice said...

Thats the way it is. This is Walter Cronkite. July 18 2009.

Sad ... I could never miss him then.

Anonymous said...

Teoh Beng Hock died too. Malaysia, where is your conscious?

kfchan said...

Wow! An American died merit a post. A Malaysian (Teoh Beng Hock) died in such a suspicious manner and silent from you?

ddadmin said...

Wow, another famous person to leave. Walter (referred to as "Uncle Walt") was a great man that knew how to deliver news. I wish these noobs nowadays had such skills. Prayers to Walter's family and friends. In his memory, for his fans I have collected some great sites and articles (more than 200) to know all about Walter Cronkite. If you are interested take a look at the below link
http://markthispage.blogspot.com/2009/07/walter-cronkite-another-famous-person.html

Anonymous said...

nuraini samad, a long time umno sycophant, is walter kronkite is more important than posting one of your own malaysian (but not umno malay) citizens entering macc building alive and left a corpse!!

Just my personal look at life ..... said...

Walter Cronkite .. he's the SMSs, emails before we have ICTs

Anonymous said...

It's the death season, begining with MJ.

May their soul rest in peace and let the living continue fighting.

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

anon@9:31PM,

and you think you're the only one with conscience?

Tan Beng Hock was a journalist, as I was and still am.

You think i don't feel for his death just becos I don't blog about it.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

kfchan,

yes... Walter Cronkite's death merits a posting. He was an icon.

People like you who make judgment in the way you do of me, because i did not post about Teoh, are as bad as people who politicise and make political capital of his death.

you think you are more human and compassionate than i am?

Take your stupid cynicism elsewhere, mr coffeeblogger.