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  • Strangely enough, the word "cronkiter" and its variants ("kronkiter") are unknown in Sweden and Holland.

    July 24, 2009

  • “Along with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on NBC, Mr. Cronkite was among the first celebrity anchormen. In 1995, 14 years after he retired from the “CBS Evening News,�? a TV Guide poll ranked him No. 1 in seven of eight categories for measuring television journalists. (He professed incomprehension that Maria Shriver beat him out in the eighth category, attractiveness.) He was so widely known that in Sweden anchormen were once called Cronkiters.�?

    The New York Times, Walter Cronkite, Voice of TV News, Dies, by Douglas Martin, July 17, 2009

    July 18, 2009