Legendary newsman, former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92
"Well, if I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."
-- President Lyndon B. Johnson
This is how Bill Moyers, who had served as a key aide in the Johnson administration, likes to describe LBJ's reaction to a Walter Cronkite editorial about the Tet Offensive, in which Cronkite claimed that the war in Vietnam was unwinnable.
Whether LBJ phrased it as concisely as Moyers has always claimed, the sentiment reflects the amazing stature Cronkite, who died tonight at the age of 92, held in the late '60s and throughout the '70s, and the incredible transformation of TV news in the three decades since Cronkite retired from the anchor desk of "The CBS Evening News."
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Another one dies again ;) What's happening in America people? :eek: