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Walter Cronkite dies

Postby SummerGlauFan » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:36 am UTC

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090718/ap_ ... cronkite_6

Article wrote:NEW YORK – A CBS executive says retired CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," has died at his home in New York. He was 92. CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. after a long illness with his family by his side.

He was the face of CBS News from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the Kennedy assassination to Watergate and the Iranian hostage crisis.


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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby The Reaper » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:50 am UTC

wat. ; _ ; wall. ter. chron. kite. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby Walter.Horvath » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:28 am UTC

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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby fjafjan » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:34 am UTC

His name always sounded like a bone decease. He died from Cronkites? That sounds about right
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby zug » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:00 am UTC

I believe the word you're looking for is Cronkitis
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby sje46 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:06 am UTC

Truly he was the greatest journalist.
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby Princess Marzipan » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:12 am UTC

zug wrote:I believe the word you're looking for is Cronkitis

His only regret was, ironically enough, that he had...Cronkitis.
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby zug » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:16 am UTC

I was thinking boneitis when I typed that, too!

I think maybe I'm too young to appreciate his death. I was born in 1984 and I didn't watch much news until I was 15 or so, anyway.

It's kinda nice to see a throwback to when anchormen/women were actually memorable and intelligent, though. Much better than the clueless hipsters you see on tv these days! *shakes walker at tv screen*
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby fjafjan » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:29 am UTC

zug wrote:I was thinking boneitis when I typed that, too!

I think maybe I'm too young to appreciate his death. I was born in 1984 and I didn't watch much news until I was 15 or so, anyway.

It's kinda nice to see a throwback to when anchormen/women were actually memorable and intelligent, though. Much better than the clueless hipsters you see on tv these days! *shakes walker at tv screen*

If it's any comfort, Cronkite was as much as a goon as most people you see on TV these days as well, just classier.
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby SummerGlauFan » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:38 am UTC

Still, he had class and intelligence.

R.I.P.
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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby kgirlfae » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:49 am UTC

This is sad. But at least he had a VERY long and interesting life, which is really all a person can ask for.

RIP Walter, hopefully we see more amazing journalists like you in years to come.

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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby Sockmonkey » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:27 am UTC

I thought he was already dead. :oops:

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Re: Walter Cronkite dies

Postby ATCG » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:10 am UTC

It's somehow fitting that Walter Cronkite leaves us during the 40th anniversary of what was his most celebrated piece of reportage - the voyage leading to mankind's first steps on another world. More than any astronaut, Cronkite's is the face I'll always identify with the U.S. manned space program from Mercury through Gemini, and the tragedy and ultimate triumph of Apollo. His was the voice that narrated man's conquest of the heavens. One couldn't help but be infected by the enthusiasm "Uncle Walter" radiated for science and technology in general, and space in particular. Godspeed, Walter, and thanks for the trip.
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