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    Broadcast legend Walter Cronkite dies
    Walter Cronkite, the CBS anchorman known as both "Uncle Walter" for his easygoing, measured delivery and "the most trusted man in America" for his rectitude and gravitas, has died. Cronkite was 92 years old. At the height of his influence, Cronkite's judgment was believed to be so important it could affect even presidents.

    I remember him well going back into the days of Kruschevs antics in UN, the Bay of Pigs, the Czech and Hungarian invasions. A true noble example of the Fifth Estate

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    Truly a legend and a class act.

    Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels, Mr. Cronkite.

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    "And that's the way it was". RIP Walter.

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    New pole. Who is more believable, Cronkite? or Hannity??

    We'll miss you Walter.

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    Rest in Peace Walt

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    Walter Cronkite had more credibility in his pinky finger than Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck and the other cast of characters at Faux news.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Walter Cronkite had more credibility in his pinky finger than Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck and the other cast of characters at Faux news.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite.
    Those are some true words right there! And that goes for the guys at CNN, MSNBC, etc as well.

    He was a true-to-the-core journalist, with no hidden agenda other than to report the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    Those are some true words right there! And that goes for the guys at CNN, MSNBC, etc as well.

    He was a true-to-the-core journalist, with no hidden agenda other than to report the truth.
    Sad, but he'd never make it in today's world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Walter Cronkite had more credibility in his pinky finger than Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck and the other cast of characters at Faux news.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite.
    To each their own,Cap.
    Though I learned to disbelieve reporters from watching him,I do hope he rests in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvfd27 View Post
    New pole. Who is more believable, Cronkite? or Hannity??

    We'll miss you Walter.
    That was "sarcasm", right?

    The World of News will never be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    That was "sarcasm", right?
    Who ME?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Walter Cronkite had more credibility in his pinky finger than Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck and the other cast of characters at Faux news.
    That's not fair Cap, you're comparing him to comedians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvfd27 View Post
    Sad, but he'd never make it in today's world.
    You're correct. Back in the days of Cronkite and the Huntley Brinkley report, news divisions weren't required to be as profitable for the networks as they are today.

    All that changed when corporations bought the networks and required all divisions to be as aggressive in contributing to the bottom line. Hence the change to being more entertaining than informative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    You're correct. Back in the days of Cronkite and the Huntley Brinkley report, news divisions weren't required to be as profitable for the networks as they are today.

    All that changed when corporations bought the networks and required all divisions to be as aggressive in contributing to the bottom line. Hence the change to being more entertaining than informative.
    I can also remember the days when all the weatherman was a map of the area on which he would draw isobars, high and low pressure areas and maybe have a few stick on graphics... now even with satellite imagery, doppler radar and green screen technology.. the weather prediction is still wrong half of the time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvfd27 View Post
    That's not fair Cap, you're comparing him to comedians.
    They are also not journalists, they are commentators. No different than Larry King, Chris Matthews, or Keith Olberman (not sure of the spelling.)

    I'm too young to have watched Cronkite and remember it, but considering Dan Rather ran him out of CBS he must have been doing something right.

    Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow would never be hired in today's world of media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    You're correct. Back in the days of Cronkite and the Huntley Brinkley report, news divisions weren't required to be as profitable for the networks as they are today.

    All that changed when corporations bought the networks and required all divisions to be as aggressive in contributing to the bottom line. Hence the change to being more entertaining than informative.
    And the current news branches barely break even at most of them. Viewership drops annually and the "main stream media" becomes more marginalized given the other means of acquiring news nowadays.

    Then again, paying some twit $8 million a year to read from a teleprompter is a bit freaking stupid too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    Then again, paying some twit $8 million a year to read from a teleprompter is a bit freaking stupid too.
    Well...I'm willing to bite the bullet and do that job for...$7m. All, of course, in the name of fair and balanced reporting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvfd27 View Post
    Well...I'm willing to bite the bullet and do that job for...$7m. All, of course, in the name of fair and balanced reporting.
    I'll do it for $6,999,999 and be biased. Just like Dan "the Fraud" Blather.
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    I remember watching Cronkite as a teenager. But what I really like was his special reports and narration for a lot of shows on the History Channel and things.

    RIP Walt, the last true journalist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    I remember watching Cronkite as a teenager. But what I really like was his special reports and narration for a lot of shows on the History Channel and things.

    RIP Walt, the last true journalist.
    Maybe you can clarify this Dickey, Was Walter not the narrator for a series called America at War, as well as one called The Twentieth Century? Used to come on up here Sunday afternoons on the old B&W RCA that we had at home back then

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Maybe you can clarify this Dickey, Was Walter not the narrator for a series called America at War, as well as one called The Twentieth Century? Used to come on up here Sunday afternoons on the old B&W RCA that we had at home back then
    I remember both of those too, and I think you are correct, Bryan. Only I think the name of the first one was World At War?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    I remember both of those too, and I think you are correct, Bryan. Only I think the name of the first one was World At War?


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    I was watching a show about armor on the Military Channel last night... the segment was about the Hopalites in ancient Greece; their armor and tactics, and it was narrated by Walter Cronkite.
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    You all are mostly correct.

    It was a series called "The Seeds of War" and and the special he did about the war on drugs.

    He did lots of shows for the Discovery/History channels too like the "Twentieth Century" and "To the Moon and Back."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    You all are mostly correct.

    It was a series called "The Seeds of War" and and the special he did about the war on drugs.

    He did lots of shows for the Discovery/History channels too like the "Twentieth Century" and "To the Moon and Back."
    This one was in the 60s, early 70s Dickey, pretty well all about WW2 and Korea

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