Walter Cronkite, a “old comfortable shoe”, and” thats the way it is”.

Walter Cronkite was an American Broadcast Journalist most well-known for being the longtime anchor of the CBS evening news. He became known as, Uncle Walt, King of the anchormen and Old Iron Pants to his viewers as basically covering every major event in US History from World War two until the early 1980. Cronkite broke the news to much of the country of President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination on November 22, 1963was one of the most respected journalists of all time by his colleagues, his profession and the public at large .President Linden B. Johnson, is reported to have said,” If I’ve lost Cronkite I’ve lost middle America. Cronkite did the first televised story in the United States Of  America about the historic rock band,” The Beatles” in November 1963 almost two months before their performance on the” ED SULLIVAN” show in February 1964. On February 14, 1980, Cronkite announced that he would be leaving the CBS Evening News sometime in the future; his last show was March 6, 1981, he was 64 years old at the time CBS had a mandatory retirement age of 65. In an interview some compared Cronkite to a father figure at CBS, Cronkite referred to himself as a” comfortable old shoe “for his audience he was replaced the following Monday by Dan Rather , who held the post for 24 years. It is safe to assume there will never be another news anchor as popular or respected as Walter Cronkite. Cronkite ‘s most well-known quote is “And that’s the way it is”

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