Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Walter Cronkite (1916 - 2009)

A few days ago, the world lost one of the most well-known and respected broadcast journalists since the advent of the television. Walter Cronkite, though a newsman of the generation before me, was one of the many people that came to mind when thinking of such occurrences as the death of JFK and the Iran Hostage Crisis. His reporting was significant because people trusted that he told them all he could about the events of the day.

What's most remarkable about the life of this man is that he was there, on the sidelines, of so much history of the last seventy years, that it's hard to believe that one man can experience all he did.

He was an impressive man with an incredible legacy.

Let his words speak for him today:

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.

Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

This opens the door on another chapter of history.


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