skip navigation
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

We're Back! A... This 1993 lavish, magical animation features four mighty but friendly dinosaurs... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

The U.S. Vs.... Throughout production, "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" (2006) was in danger of never... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Huxley On... Imagine being invited to lunch with legends like Orson Wells, George Cukor and... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

IMAX: Blue... An astounding view from two hundred miles above Earth, "Blue Planet" (1990) is... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

IMAX: Space... Explore Earth, space and beyond in 2001's stunning "The IMAX Space Collection."... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. Died: July 17, 2009
Born: November 4, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA Profession: Editing ... news anchor writer reporter
RATE AND COMMENT

BIOGRAPHY

Known as Uncle Walter to millions of Americans, and "Old Iron Pants" to his former colleagues, anchorman Walter Cronkite was the face of "The CBS Evening News" (1948- ) for 19 years. In that time, Cronkite was a reassuring presence in the face of the greatest - and often tragic - events of the 20th century. From his start as a wire reporter for the United Press during World War II, Cronkite cultivated a reputation for delivering clean, unembellished news that was bolstered by an intense drive to fact-check every detail. Though at first reluctant to make the switch from print to the burgeoning world of television in the early 1950s, Cronkite became one of the pioneers of onscreen journalism, often creating the methods of reporting later generations of television reporters took for granted. When he became the anchor of CBS News in 1962, Cronkite had a unique viewpoint from which to observe one of the country's most turbulent times, reporting on the assassination of a president, a destructive war overseas and the eventual resignation of another president. Through it all, America looked to Uncle Walter for comfort and unnerving perspective, making Cronkite the "most trusted man" in America for over half a century.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute