Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

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Walter Cronkite, an iconic CBS News journalist who defined the role of anchorman for a generation of television viewers, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said.

“My father Walter Cronkite died,” his son Chip said just before 8 p.m. Eastern. CBS interrupted prime time programming to show an obituary for the man who defined the network’s news division.

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Walter Cronkite, an iconic CBS News journalist who defined the role of anchorman for a generation of television viewers, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said.

“My father Walter Cronkite died,” his son Chip said just before 8 p.m. Eastern. CBS interrupted prime time programming to show an obituary for the man who defined the network’s news division.

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Perhaps the most eloquent testimony to Cronkite's status came from LBJ in 1968 (from the New York Times):
ON Feb. 27, 1968, America's most trusted anchor, CBS's Walter Cronkite, concluded a special report from Vietnam by saying that the ''only rational way out'' was a negotiated end to the war. To L. B. J., this pronouncement was a political death sentence. ''If I've lost Walter Cronkite, I've lost Mr. Average Citizen,'' he confided to his press secretary. A month later he decided not to seek re-election.
 
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