Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite

walter cronkite

On July 20, 1969, Walter Cronkite pulled off his glasses, mopped the sweat from his forehead and said: "Wow, boy! Man on the moon!"

The trusted teller of our news considered Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind so important that "everything else that has happened in our time is going to be an asterisk."

On Friday, July 17, 2009, Walter Cronkite landed in the afterlife. Walter died at the age of 92.

It wasn't until I started to dislike our current news media and their focus on ratings and not the news that I realized how good it was to have news reported by Walter Cronkite. As it has been widely reported the man was a trusted source of news.

A NASA tribute to him.


yorksnbeans said...

Very true. News today is nothing like the news of yesteryear when you could actually form your own opinions instead of them being formed for you.

lisleman said...

@yorksnbeans agree, makes me wonder about the influence $$ of large interest groups.

alantru said...

Nicely said. Journalism will always be a tough and messy industry. But Cronkite was class.

lisleman said...

@alantru - thanks

lisleman said...

@alantru - thanks

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