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Also Known As: Died: July 17, 2009
Born: November 4, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA Profession: Editing ...
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1936:
Returned to Kansas City, MO and worked as an announcer for KCMO.
1937:
Began working for the United Press Wire Service, though he was reassigned by the wire service to their New York office in 1941.
1950:
Recruited by Edward R. Murrow to join CBS News
1950:
Began working at WTOP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.
1953:
Hosted CBS' reenactment series that covered famous historical events, "You Are There."
1957:
Narrated the long-running documentary program "The 20th Century" (CBS); renamed "The 21st Century" in 1967.
1974:
Made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
1979:
Hosted a 30-minute series on the complexities of modern life, "Walter Cronkite's Universe."
1980:
Had a cameo role in the film "A Private Battle."
1985:
Narrated the IMAX film about the Space Shuttle, "The Dream is Alive."
1986:
Provided the narrator's voice in the EPCOT Center attraction, "Spaceship Earth," at Walt Disney World.
1992:
Signed a three year deal with Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel to anchor, executive produce, and executive edit various projects.
1995:
Provided the voice of Captain Neweyes in the animated film "We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story."
1997:
Narrated the eight-part Discovery Channel special "Cronkite Remembers."
2002:
Voiced Benjamin Franklin on the educational series, "Liberty's Kids."
2005:
Contributed to <i>The Huffington Post</i>.
2005:
Appeared briefly in the documentary "The American Ruling Class."
2006:
Provided the voiceover introduction to the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric."
2009:
Was the subject of the documentary "Walter Cronkite, America's Newsman."
2015:
Appeared in the hybrid drama/documentary "The Man Who Saved the World."

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