… And That's The Way It Was

The combination of this man's reporting and three good years on my high-school yearbook staff had me briefly convinced that a career in journalism wasn't out of the question. Walter Cronkite ascended to the anchor desk of CBS news the year before my birth, and retired from that throne a year after my graduation. In 1972, US citizens voted the esteemed broadcaster "The Most Trusted Man in America." When the president is Richard Nixon and his VP is Spiro Agnew, such accolades aren't difficult to fathom. Imagine Keith Olberman, Catie Couric, Jon Stewart, Rush Limbaugh or anyone on Faux News garnering the same high praise.

Never. Going. To. Happen.

R.I.P. Mr. Cronkite.


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