Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite - RIP - And That's the Way It Is

Walter Cronkite is dead at 92. He was the voice so many of us grew up with; the person that ended Lyndon Johnson's Presidency; the most trusted man in America. He was probably the last great TV journalist, one who saw news the way it should be, an educational and informational tool, not as a tool of the entertainment industry. He hasn't been on the news in recent years, but for those of us who are news addicts, Walter Cronkite was THE newsman. R.I.P.

And, it's ironic that the best voice I can imagine telling the story is Brian Williams' on MSNBC, not a CBS journalist.


Jim said...


We are both sad at the death of Uncle Water, the last of the great of American News-Men. May God Carry Him To Heaven On Angels Wings!!

As Uncle Walter would have wanted to be remembered.

And, that's the way it is, July 17th, 2009. Good Night!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Jim. And, what an appropriate closing.

Kelly said...

There's just nobody like him in the news anymore, his character is sorely missed.

Lesa said...

You're so right, Kelly. There's nobody with that voice, that intellect, and that commitment to accurate news. Most of all, to the news, not entertainment. He will be missed.