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About Walter Cronkite
Walter Leland Cronkite began his journalism career in the 1930s as a news and sports reporter for newspapers. He is remembered as an iconic television and radio broadcaster as well as a news anchor. He rose to nationwide fame in the 1960s as the anchor of “CBS Evening News”, a position which he held for 19 years; from 1962 to 1981.
He was born to Helen Fritsche and Walter Leland Cronkite. His wife of almost 65 years was Mary Elizabeth Maxwell Cronkite – he had two daughters and a son with her. After her death in 2005, he dated singer, Joanna Simon.
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 and became an inductee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1985.
He passed away at the age of 92 on July 17, 2009.
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Famous quotes by Walter Cronkite
America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.Walter Cronkite
I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.Walter Cronkite
In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.Walter Cronkite
There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite's Popularity
Walter Cronkite was a famous American journalist, who was born on November 4, 1916. As a person born on this date, Walter Cronkite is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (November 4) and the 9th most popular for the year (1916).
People born on November 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Walter Cronkite is the 792nd most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Walter Cronkite's birthday, Walter Cronkite is the 5978th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
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