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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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Was a reporter for <i>The Houston Press</i> as as their campus correspondent
1936:
Returned to Kansas City, MO and worked as an announcer for KCMO
1937:
Began working for the United Press Wire Service; reassigned by the wire service to their New York office in 1941
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Was the chief correspondent at Nuremberg trials and served as the bureau chief in Moscow for two years
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:
Broadway debut, providing voice-over for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
1997:
Successfully underwent heart bypass surgery to repair
1950:
Recruited by Edward R. Murrow to join CBS News
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Began working at WTOP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.
1952:
Anchored the first nationally-televised Democratic and Republican National Conventions
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
1962:
Succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News"
1963:
Widely remembered for breaking the news of the death of President John F. Kennedy
1969:
Remembered for his coverage of the landing of the first manned spacecraft on the moon
1974:
Made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS)
1979:
Hosted a 30-minute series on the complexities of modern life, "Walter Cronkite's Universe" (CBS)
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:
Was the narrator's voice in the EPCOT Center attraction, "Spaceship Earth," at Walt Disney World
1995:
Provided the voice of Captain Neweyes in the animated film "We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story"
1995:
Provided the voice of the titular book in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
1997:
Narrated the eight-part Discovery Channel special "Cronkite Remembers"
2002:
Voiced Benjamin Franklin in the educational series, "Liberty's Kids"
2003:
Wrote a syndicated opinion column for <i>King Features Syndicate</i>
2005:
Contributed to <i>The Huffington Post</i>
2005:
Appeared briefly in the documentary "The American Ruling Class"
2006:
The 90-minute documentary "Walter Cronkite: Witness to History" was aired on PBS
2006:
Provided the voiceover introduction to the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric"

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