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

7/17/2009 9:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Legendary CBS broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite has died.

Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America" -- legendary for delivering the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 and the lunar landing in 1969.

Three weeks ago Cronkite's family revealed he had been suffering for years with cerebrovascular disease and was not expected to recuperate.

Cronkite was the anchor of the CBS network news from 1962 to 1981. He was known for signing off by saying, "And that's the way it is."

Cronkite died at home in New York at 7:42 PM -- he was 92.





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kingofpop    

first

1736 days ago
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Chico    

I am soooooo sad. I loved this guy! Greatest news broadcaster EVER.

1736 days ago
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MindTerrorist    

WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

1736 days ago
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mj fan 2    

First.......
My earliest memories of walter cronkite were when i was in the first grade and our teacher came running back into our class room turning the tv on and walter was reporting JFK's death. He was a great journalist.

1736 days ago
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Shawn McQUaid    

This guy was a piece of crap! I am glad hes dead

now people will stop calling me in florida!

1736 days ago
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Sarafina    

R.I.P. to one of the BEST and iconic journalists EVER!

1736 days ago
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San Francisco    

U R scooping big news outlets. Nothing on BBC, NY TIMES, LA papers.

1736 days ago
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Matthew    

This guy was all class and I can't think of my childhood without thinking of that comforting, confident voice of Walter Cronkite.

RIP

1736 days ago
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80's Gal    

When I was very little, I had to good to bed after Walter Cronkite said, "good night". Well, good night to you now, Mr. Cronkite.

1736 days ago
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Tzipporah    

And so, the curtain closes on authentic journalism. Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite. You will be missed.....

1736 days ago
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JANE DOE    

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU MEAN HATERS DRINKING?

RESPECT THE DECEASED!!!

1736 days ago
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Chico    

The posters who say terrible things about Walter Cronkite are a disgrace to all Americans. Walter Cronkite has reported some of the most historically important news of the last century. Damn, don't you people have any manners? Your mamas must not have taught you anything.

1736 days ago
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olddrunk    

RIP old soldier. You were always there for us.

1736 days ago
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wityonastyazz    

Aww bless his heart. But it seems like he lived a great life,and #3 you should be so lucky. Why comment on him if you have nothing nice to say. Dumn ass!!!

1736 days ago
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San Francisco    

#5 - You're glad he's dead? You're an ass-wipe.

1736 days ago
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