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    I remember being a wee little kid.
    Everyone in the school was in the library sitting on the floor watching the black and white television.
    Mr. Cronkite told us all that our beloved Astronauts had launched or landed or splashed down.
    Every launch was an event, not like today. And narrated to us by Walter. He was the news to watch.
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    Cronkite was an extraordinary man. It is sad to see what now passes as journalism in his wake.

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    My mon prefered Huntley & Brinkley so, that's what we watched when I was a youngster.

    Though Cronkite became controversial during the Vietnam War, lets don't forget he was a reporter at Normandy during the invasion. To paraphase Churchill, "Great events create great individuals".
    “The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” –Thomas Jefferson

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    What a voice! Nowadays, your voice and diction have no bearing, so long as you fill out a low-cut designer dress and know how to shoot looks at the camera!
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

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    I finally heard it today. Someone at work calling Walter Cronkite a liberal, media elitist, anti-war un-patriot!

    Of all the things.......!
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

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    Thank goodness the days of Cronkite's form of journalism are gone. Thank goodness we have access to multiple forms of media from which we can get our news, and that the days when a mere handful of men, cloaking their political beliefs under the guise of "journalism" could hold such persuasive power over a multitude of people. Thank goodness it is no longer possible for a journalist to attain the title of "most trusted man in America." He didn't deserve the moniker then, and no journalist deserves it now.
    I'll take the river down to still water and ride a pack of dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hew View Post
    Thank goodness the days of Cronkite's form of journalism are gone. Thank goodness we have access to multiple forms of media from which we can get our news, and that the days when a mere handful of men, cloaking their political beliefs under the guise of "journalism" could hold such persuasive power over a multitude of people. Thank goodness it is no longer possible for a journalist to attain the title of "most trusted man in America." He didn't deserve the moniker then, and no journalist deserves it now.
    Walter said it best when he described himself as a liberal reporter. By liberal, he meant not beholden to any ideology, free to state facts as they are, not as they're percieved.
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

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    After North Vietnam's Tet Offensive, we had the communist on their knees. They took such heavy loses after Tet that Gen. Giap wasn't sure how long it would take for them to recover, if they ever would. Then came Mr Cronkite telling the American people after Tet that we were in a war we wouldn't win and turned the east and west coasters against the war. The communist saw the turning tide in the USA and that gave them the determination to persevere. The North Vietnamesse can thank Mr Cronkite for breeding new life into thier struggle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Walter said it best when he described himself as a liberal reporter. By liberal, he meant not beholden to any ideology, free to state facts as they are, not as they're percieved.
    LOL. Good one. It's always nice to start a Monday with a knee-slapper. Thanks!
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    Wasn't Cronkite the voice of narration on the show "20th Century?"

    Awesome in the day, before the Histroy Channel.
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