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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 ...


Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine wanted Cronkite to play the Narrator role in their stage production, "Into the Woods", but Cronkite declined. In 1995, he provided voice-overs, however, for the musical revival of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Matthew Broderick.

Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985

In December 1998, the American Society of the French Legion of Honor gave Cronkite its highest award, the Medal for Distinguished Achievement.

He is a chevalier in the French Legion of Honor.

"Our most reliable world guide; someone so familiar and real to us he might have been a close friend." --Dalma Heyn, in a March 1985 profile in 50 Plus.

"There were better speakers, better interviewers, and better-looking people than me. [But somehow] people sensed I believe in what I'm doing." --Walter Cronkite

"A good journalist doesn't just know the public, he is the public. He feels the same things they do." --Walter Cronkite in TV Guide.

"A radio figure ... doesn't belong on the TV medium." --Marshall McLuhan

"We didn't elect Walter Cronkite President of The United States." --Ted Turner

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