The journalist whom at one time was The Most Trusted Man in America, Walter Cronkite, has died. The New York Times called him “iconic” and he was. Who could forget the moment he reported that JFK had died? He was with us at the moon landing, just shy of 40 years ago next week. He brought us information at the Democratic National Convention riots, Martin Luther King assassination … we grieved with him and we learned with him as he brought us the world’s information night after night.
A great write up is here at the Museum of Television. The photo above is from when I attended the Society of Professional Journalism conference in NYC in 2004. Pictured with Cronkite is Betsy Ashton and Brian Williams.
And that’s the way it is, Friday, July 17, 2009.