Walter Cronkite

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
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Profession: Broadcast Journalist

United States of America

Biography: Best known as anchorman for the "CBS Evening News" for 19 years (1962–81). Also well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is".

Born: November 4, 1916
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: July 17, 2009 (aged 92)
Cause of Death: Cerebrovascular disease

Married Life

  • 1940-03-30 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Historical Events

  • 1953-02-01 "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
  • 1954-03-15 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar
  • 1957-10-20 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary
  • 1962-04-16 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
  • 1968-02-27 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War
  • 1970-01-04 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
  • 1977-11-14 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite
  • 1981-03-06 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

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