Friday, July 17, 2009


Two images in remembrance of Walter Cronkite....

From his career as the CBS anchorman, this may be one of the most enduring - as he announced the death of President John F. Kennedy: And playing himself in an episode of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show': Mr. Cronkite passed away today. He was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame in November of 2001 in celebration of his 85th birthday.

I know most writing about his death will use his famous phrase "And that's the way it is" in marking his passing. But Mr. Cronkite refuted that in later years as being too pompous, that it was presumptuous of him to think his network's broadcast was the only way in which events were to be interpreted.

Instead, I'll once again use Red Skelton's sign-off: "Good night, and may God bless."


No comments: