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Walter Cronkite's Final Sign Off: Fans Remember, Quote "..and that's the way it is"

by Anthony Colarusso, posted Jul 17th 2009 11:27PM

Walter Cronkite Sign Off and QuotesWalter Cronkite, the face of CBS evening news for almost two decades, passed away Friday night at the age of 92, succumbing to a long battle with cerebral vascular disease.

Cronkite's voice, words and overall image were universally loved, and comforted an American population beset by national tragedies and controversies. He reached such levels of admiration and respect among the public that he came to affectionately be known as "the most trusted man in America."

Walter Cronkite Sign Off and QuotesWalter Cronkite, the face of CBS evening news for almost two decades, passed away Friday night at the age of 92, succumbing to a long battle with cerebral vascular disease.

Cronkite's voice, words and overall image were universally loved, and comforted an American population beset by national tragedies and controversies. He reached such levels of admiration and respect among the public that he came to affectionately be known as "the most trusted man in America."



Over his run from 1962-1981 on the CBS Evening News, Cronkite covered news ranging from the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy, Jr., to the Watergate scandal. A memorable wit and an instantly recognizable voice ensured that he will be remembered for generations to come.

Read some of the classic quotes that made Walter Cronkite a true journalism legend.


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