Friday, July 31, 2009

A Belated Farewell to "The Most Trusted Man in America"

Walter Cronkite passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 92. We watched Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on NBC when I was a kid, so I didn't know the man the term "anchorman" was coined for from the nightly network news. And even though the Apollo moon missions captured my imagination, I don't remember seeing Cronkite and Arthur C. Clarke on the television coverage of the height of America pushing mankind's frontiers outward.

No, I knew him from his narration of The 21st Century. There was just something in that voice. "And that's the way it was..."

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