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Walter Cronkite
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Age 92
Birthday 4 November, 1916
Birthplace Saint Joseph, Missouri
Died 17 July, 2009
Place of Death New York City, NY
Height 6' (183 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation TV News
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Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the date on which the appearance aired.

Filmography

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2002 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 Benjamin Franklin, George Washington
1994 Spaceship Earth 2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Captain Neweyes
1986 Great Decisions Narrator
1960 The VIII Winter Olympics -
1953 You Are There Narrator, Host
1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre Narrator
1994 Understanding -
1993 Great Books -
1962 CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite -
1997 Cronkite Remembers -

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I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family.

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Nominated for 13 Awards | Won 8

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