Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite Dead: Legendary Newsman Dies At 92

For more on Cronkite's broadcast career - from his groundbreaking coverage of the Vietnam War and his emotional moment after the JFK assassination to his love of sailing and his moment at a Grateful Dead concert - read this obituary at

Last month, there were numerous reports that Cronkite was gravely ill.

At the time, he was reported to be recovering from an undisclosed illness and recuperating at home in New York with his companion Joanna Simon, sister of singer Carly Simon.

Links to YouTube videos:

Watch the legend at his peak, reporting on the JFK assassination in 1963.

Cronkite reporting on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.

Cronkite's earliest newscast in 1962.

Watch this video of Cronkite remembering his famous 1968 Tet Offensive editorial which is considered to have played a major part in the public's growing criticism of the Vietnam War:


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July 27, 2009 11:44 AM  

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