Beloved TV news anchor Walter Cronkite has died at 92

July 17, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Beloved former CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite has passed away at the age of 93. Cronkite died at his home in New York after a long illness, according to CBS Vice President Linda Mason. The legendary newsman, anchored the CBS Evening News for 19 years, earning him the moniker “Most Trusted Man in America.”  Rumors that Walter was gravely ill have been floating around for weeks.  And his family issued a statement weeks ago that he had been suffering for some years with cerebrovascular disease and was not expected to recuperate.   The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, was the top-rated news program from 1969 until he retired in 1981 and was replaced by Dan Rather.  As Walter would say  as he signed off his newscasts, “And that’s the way it is.”  Even so, he will be sorely missed!


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One Response to “Beloved TV news anchor Walter Cronkite has died at 92”

  1. Sri on July 18th, 2009 4:10 am

    Wow, another famous person to leave. Walter (referred to as “Uncle Walt”) was a great man that knew how to deliver news. I wish these noobs nowadays had such skills. Prayers to Walter’s family and friends. In his memory, for his fans I have collected some great sites and articles (more than 200) to know all about Walter Cronkite. If you are interested take a look at the below link
    http://markthispage.blogspot.com/2009/07/walter-cronkite-another-famous-person.html

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