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today’s birhtday: Walter Cronkite (1916)


Walter Cronkite (1916)

“Uncle Walter” served as CBS Evening News anchor from 1962 to 1981, during which time viewer opinion polls found him to be the “most trusted man in America.” He reported the newsworthy events of the era so effectively that his image and voice have become closely associated with the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the Watergate scandal. Cronkite experienced a rare loss of composure during one 1963 broadcast when he found himself announcing what event? More… Discuss