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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:05 PM
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5. My earliest memory of him is his You Are There series on tv
He tried to teach history by putting you there into the events. The one that comes back to me is him in a boat during the Chicago Fire pointing back to the city in flames reporting as if it was happening right then.
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  -Walter Cronkite: "It is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out . . . " faygokid  Jun-15-08 04:57 PM   #0 
  - I truly like Cronkite. I was raised on him and Huntley- Brinkley  OhioBlues   Jun-15-08 04:59 PM   #1 
  - He retired at 64, and immediately regretted it. I still do, as well.  faygokid   Jun-15-08 05:06 PM   #6 
     - I met him and his wife once,  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-15-08 05:46 PM   #17 
        - What a great moment that must have been.  faygokid   Jun-15-08 06:15 PM   #22 
        - Thank you, but here's the weird part  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-15-08 07:14 PM   #25 
        - he shut down the viet nam war. 'if I've lost Cronkite, I've lost the country"  roguevalley   Jun-15-08 06:44 PM   #24 
        - Great story. Thanks for passing it around. n/t  truedelphi   Jun-15-08 08:26 PM   #28 
  - Uncle Walter told me JFK died  medeak   Jun-15-08 05:01 PM   #2 
  - Russert's ersatz-journalism, combined with his celebrity, is quite enough for Americans.  BlooInBloo   Jun-15-08 05:02 PM   #3 
  - Cronkite HATED that his celebrity made it impossible for him to be a reporter any more. nt  MookieWilson   Jun-15-08 06:13 PM   #21 
  - That wasn't his job  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-15-08 05:03 PM   #4 
  - A journalist is a journalist. If Russert was only an entertainer,  5X   Jun-15-08 05:08 PM   #7 
  - I think the term "journalist" is used improperly  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-15-08 05:31 PM   #12 
  - Russert is one of those who changed things to how they are today  eleny   Jun-15-08 05:10 PM   #8 
     - Cronkite was indeed no "news reader." He wrote his own stuff. Read his bio; fascinating.  faygokid   Jun-15-08 05:16 PM   #10 
     - Doggone right  eleny   Jun-15-08 05:22 PM   #11 
     - I liked the old way better, didn't you?  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-15-08 05:33 PM   #13 
        - I did  eleny   Jun-15-08 05:39 PM   #14 
  - My earliest memory of him is his You Are There series on tv  eleny   Jun-15-08 05:05 PM   #5 
  - Sunday afternoons!  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-15-08 05:43 PM   #16 
     - You Are There!  kskiska   Jun-15-08 05:55 PM   #19 
  - A hero for truth  maryf   Jun-15-08 05:15 PM   #9 
  - When I was a kid I would catch the news from him on KPIX  bluesmail   Jun-15-08 05:41 PM   #15 
  - A stark contrast with what passes for "reporting"  JNelson6563   Jun-15-08 05:53 PM   #18 
  - Walter Cronkite, more than any other media rep, saved the USA from the awful terrible nasty claims  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-15-08 06:11 PM   #20 
  - Kick for Uncle Walter & his reports on the JFK assassination.  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-15-08 06:40 PM   #23 
  - as a pre-schooler, I thought Walter Cronkite and Captain Kangaroo were the same guy  eShirl   Jun-15-08 07:30 PM   #26 
  - They DID look alike! I miss the Captain, too. And Mr. Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose, etc.  faygokid   Jun-15-08 08:31 PM   #29 
  - Hopefully he likes his birthday present this year...  whistler162   Jun-15-08 07:41 PM   #27 
     - Walter was there for the civil rights movement, too. What a life.  faygokid   Jun-15-08 08:47 PM   #30 

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