A Tribute To The Great Walter Cronkite
November 4, 1916-July 17, 2009
I just heard the news. A man I have always looked very highly on has passed away this evening at 92 years old.
Walter was born here in Missouri; in St. Joseph, Missouri to be exact. When he was quite young, his family moved to Texas.
In 1933 Walter enrolled in the at Austin. He took journalism but never graduated. He went to work for the Houston Post and became a reporter. He moved to another job in University of TexasOklahoma City as a sportscaster.
World War 2 was beginning and Walter joined the United Press and covered the war from bunkers and was in the middle of many battles.
I could go on and on about the life and times of Walter, but I feel the people who knew him best at C.B.S. can explain all of that much better. Below is a link to their story, and I would like to share a few videos of this great newscaster and the service he gave us.
Rest in Peace kind sir. Your reporting moved many of us and there will never be another as great at "The News" as you were.
- CBS Legend Walter Cronkite Dies - CBS Evening News - CBS News
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© 2009 Greg Boudonck