American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cronkite, Walter Born 1916. American news broadcaster and editor. A newspaper and wire service correspondent during World War II, he spent the majority of his career with the Columbia Broadcasting System as their nightly news anchor (1962-1981).
“Walter Cronkite is no longer here to tell us what to think.”
“Compared to newscasters today, what's most remarkable about Cronkite is not so much what he did as what he didn't do.”
“The way to honor Walter Cronkite is to report the truth.”
“The best things journalists could do to remember Walter Cronkite is to get back to factual, objective journalism instead of the tabloid infotainment that is based on speculation, anonymous sources, rush to judgment to try to be "first" and not questioning anything that comes out of a politician or a pundit's mouth.”
“Cronkite is to be cremated and his remains buried next to his wife, Betsy Cronkite, in the family plot at a cemetery in Kansas City.”
“Keep up the good work and please know Walter Cronkite is smiling with approval.”
“That is what seperated Walter Cronkite from the so called news journilist that we have today.”
“Keerist, Walter Cronkite is spinning in his grave right now.”
“Cronkite is right American voters are getting too stupid to vote.”
“Upon hearing this request one Evening News writer suggested they call Cronkite's boat "Assignment.”
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