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  Cronkite, Walter
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NameWalter Cronkite
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Born November 03, 1916
DiedJuly 17, 2009 (92 years)
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InfoCronkite joined CBS News in 1950, worked on a variety of programs, and covered national political conventions and elections from 1952 to 1981. He was one of the original creators of the CBS Evening News in 1962. He anchored that broadcast until his 1981 retirement. The public's perception of him as honest, objective and level-headed led to his popular title as "the most trusted man in America." His nightly sign-off, "and that's the way it is," was his trademark. His voice enthusiastically narrated the U.S. manned space program and was one of relative reason during the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.

Cronkite himself became involved in a scandal in 1976 when television newsman Sam Jaffe reported seeing his name on an alleged White House list of journalists who had worked for the CIA. In an angry confrontation with CIA director George Bush on February 4, Cronkite demanded that he disclose which news people had actually been CIA agents. Bush refused. A week later, the CBS Evening News reported that at least two former correspondents for CBS had secretly worked for the spy agency.



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Jul 25, 2009 07:00pm Analysis McGovern-Cronkite in 1972?  Article Craverguy 
Jul 21, 2009 09:35pm Opinion Why I Didn't Trust Walter Cronkite  Article Penguin 
Jul 17, 2009 07:10pm Obituary Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 19, 2009 02:00pm News Walter Cronkite, legendary TV newsman, reportedly gravely ill  Article Thomas Walker 

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  07/25/1980 US Vice President - NUP Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-59.07%)
  11/03/1964 US President National Vote Lost 0.00% (-61.05%)
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