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    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
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    ***FRESH OFF THE TELETYPE***

    CBS vice-president Linda Mason said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. ET Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness.

    A news anchor when CBS News was in its heyday, Cronkite conveyed to Americans historic events including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the landing of the first man on the moon.

    He was noted for his editorial during the 1968 Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War, when he characterized the war as unwinnable.

    "It is increasingly clear that the only rational way out will be to negotiate, not as victors but as an honorable people who lived up to the pledge to defend democracy," Cronkite said in that broadcast.

    After hearing Cronkite’s verdict, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson is reported to have said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America."

    Cronkite was anchor of CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981, when he handed over the desk to Dan Rather. His nightly signoff, "And that's the way it is ..." was well-known throughout America.

    He continued reporting for CBS and other networks until 2008.
    Cronkite first came to wider public attention as a battlefield correspondent for United Press during the Second World War, covering battles in North Africa and Europe and U.S. bombing raids on Germany. After the war, he remained in Europe to cover the Nuremberg trials.

    In 1950, respected newsman Edward R. Murrow hired him as a Washington correspondent at CBS affiliate WTOP.

    In 1962, he was made anchor of CBS Evening News, then a 15-minute broadcast. It became the first 30-minute network newscast the following year with Cronkite at the anchor desk. Later in his career, he said he regretted never seeing the newscast expand to an hour.

    Cronkite's calm and sober style, and CBS’s reputation for in-depth journalism worked together to make him the most trusted source of news in America.

    He was first on air with reports of the Kennedy assassination, breaking into As the World Turns with a live broadcast on Nov. 22, 1963, with the earliest report of the shooting. He is remembered for the personal emotion he betrayed in his first bulletin reporting the president’s death.

    "At that moment I teared up — I just had a little trouble getting the words out," he said of the historic broadcast.
    Cronkite’s credibility and status is credited by many with pushing the Watergate story to the forefront with the American public, resulting in the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

    "Nixon, to me, never seemed comfortable in the presidency. He always seemed to be acting out a rehearsed role. I thought I could see his knees knocking with stage fright," he said later of the disgraced president.

    Cronkite won numerous awards for his journalism, including an Emmy, a Peabody and a 1991 Award of Excellence from the Banff Television festival.

    He retired at age 65 from the news anchor job.
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    God damn he will be missed.
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  2. Post #2
    Goddammit
    I loved Walter Cronkite.
    Truly an amazing journalist.

  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    October 2008
    7,561 Posts
    Damn.


    Best Anchor of all time.

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    Mr Proudfoot's Avatar
    July 2009
    133 Posts
    sorry but who?

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    Doriol's Avatar
    January 2009
    6,484 Posts
    He was old.

  7. Post #7
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    ImBill's Avatar
    April 2005
    727 Posts
    and that's the way it is

  8. Post #8
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    ratman_122's Avatar
    February 2009
    1,312 Posts
    sorry but who?
    Get the hell out


    You will be missed walter, my favorite clip of his was when he announced Pres. Kennedy was dead.

  9. Post #9
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    Benie's Avatar
    September 2007
    3,929 Posts
    The baby boomers will miss him the most.

  10. Post #10
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    Stromboli's Avatar
    April 2008
    196 Posts
    But...but...

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    Jessesmith11's Avatar
    September 2007
    541 Posts
    i thought he died a while ago

  12. Post #12
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    Doriol's Avatar
    January 2009
    6,484 Posts
    i thought he died a while ago
    So did everyone else.

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    ReAnimator's Avatar
    April 2009
    649 Posts
    :sigh:

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    jesseluver93's Avatar
    April 2007
    981 Posts
    Fuck. This is just ridiculous. What's with all the awesome people dying?

  15. Post #15
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    Lostangeles4's Avatar
    June 2007
    724 Posts
    He was a good man who lived a long, good life. 92 is a pretty good age to die IMO

  16. Post #16
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    Ishmael12's Avatar
    July 2008
    3,604 Posts
    He was born in my town :frown:

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    aznz888's Avatar
    September 2005
    3,889 Posts
    Dammit, best anchor in the history of the world is dead. FFFFFFFFFF


    NEWS IS NO LONGER INTERESTING

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    Dennab
    June 2005
    1,879 Posts
    He was born in my town :frown:
    You we're born in HIS town.

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    chronochicke's Avatar
    December 2006
    290 Posts
    A respectable news man gone

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    Alpha's Avatar
    February 2006
    16 Posts
    Good night, and good luck!

  21. Post #21
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    Levithan II's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,775 Posts
    A respectable news man gone
    Yes all I see today are ugly women with large teeth.

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    PrismatexV0's Avatar
    December 2008
    226 Posts
    Good night, and good luck!
    That was Ed Murrow's sign-off.

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    mgear's Avatar
    February 2006
    1,735 Posts
    Thats a fucking amazing last name.

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    Not Tishler's Avatar
    February 2008
    491 Posts
    Wow... This is depressing news.

  25. Post #25
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    Dennab
    April 2008
    1,500 Posts
    His voice was amazing, his emotions heartfelt, and his journalism outstanding.

    He will be missed. ;-;

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    NachoPiggy's Avatar
    March 2007
    8,374 Posts
    This guy was one of my heroes, I love journalism and I'm trying to be one when I finish college. RIP Walter Cronkite.

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    I'll donate $1,000 to a site that's based around chance but not $1 to a site that provides a community service :C
    yellowoboe's Avatar
    February 2007
    33,056 Posts
    2009 seems to becoming the year that people will remember for everyone dieing.

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    Jessesmith11's Avatar
    September 2007
    541 Posts
    that's the way the cookie crumbles

  29. Post #29
    Rapetacular's Avatar
    July 2009
    489 Posts
    And no one really cares.

  30. Post #30
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    Virtanen's Avatar
    March 2006
    3,336 Posts
    Get the hell out
    I knew who he was, but still, not all of us are american.

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    PrismatexV0's Avatar
    December 2008
    226 Posts
    My neighbor actually works at CBS News and worked under him for a while.
    I wonder how she feels about this.

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    Dr Egg's Avatar
    November 2006
    2,407 Posts
    The only reason I know of his name is that apparently the Futurama guys tried to get him to play Santa Claus or something in the show. Other than that he means nothing to me lol

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    Not Tishler's Avatar
    February 2008
    491 Posts
    And no one really cares.
    Except the millions of people who... Do.

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    DarkClaw1256's Avatar
    June 2007
    68 Posts
    Fuck yea, he voiced Benjamin Franklin in Liberty's Kids!



    Badass!

  35. Post #35
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    HubmaN V2's Avatar
    November 2007
    885 Posts
    My neighbor actually works at CBS News and worked under him for a while.
    I wonder how she feels about this.
    FOX-style attack journalism. (don't) use it.

  36. Post #36
    Facepunch Babysitter
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    July 2009
    12,371 Posts
    Everyone should miss him because That's the way it is

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    Poltergeist Three's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,151 Posts
    I don't think anyone outside of the US knows him. I don't.

  38. Post #38
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    blacksam's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,286 Posts
    And that is how it is.
    The guy was the leader in telling the news.

  39. Post #39
    Owner2's Avatar
    May 2005
    167 Posts
    Dammit, best anchor in the history of the world is dead. FFFFFFFFFF


    NEWS IS NO LONGER INTERESTING
    he retired at 65 can you not read