Famed CBS News Anchorman Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,533660,00.html

NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," has died. He was 92.
 

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i remember a man whose personal integrity was so impeccable, the whole country trusted him. it was only in recent years that i could tell his political leanings. rip...

"And that's the way it is..."
 

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Yep. Here's to him...the ultimate journalist. There are very few who one could even mention in the same sentence. RIP sir.
 

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I literally grew up with Walter Cronkite-actually from even before him, as a child I saw Edward R. Murrow, Douglas Edwards, and afterward-David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Eric Sevareid, all either predecessors of or contemporaries of Walter Cronkite. Ed Murrow brought investigative reporting to television and Walter Cronkite defined the role of a network news anchor. Walter Cronkite gave you the ineffable sense that he was talking directly to you, like a neighbor would, while being an impeccable news reporter. We've lost a giant, whose famous closing line I'll use in tribute..Mr. Cronkite, you informed and uplifted us all..."and that's the way it is...". Godspeed, sir.
 

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When I was growing up Walter Cronkite was the news. He was a giant of broadcast journalism and there'll never be another like him.
 

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Thanks for sharing that, Mike. You had an opportunity to sit down with one of the giants, and you made the most of it. Well done.
 

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whoa, mike, i used to read your leaders & success column religiously in my college days and beyond! somewhere deep in my desk drawer i have a file of columns that i painstakingly clipped from the pages of IBD. thanks for those inspiring stories and sound advice over the years!
 

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Too bad he couldn't make it until tomorrow, the 40th anniversary of Apollo
 

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