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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:05 PM
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Walter Cronkite returns to TV....to MTV...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:06 PM by russian33
If some of those bummer polls are to be believed - that most 18-year-olds wouldn't know a newspaper from a ukulele or that their idea of "history" is, like, last week - then there definitely will be a few thousand watching Tuesday's "Choose or Lose: Work It" on MTV (at 10:30) with the same question in mind. Who's that white- haired dude?

For their benefit, we provide this capsule bio. Born 87 years ago, he was a reporter and member of the so-called "Writing 69th" during the Second World War (that was the Big One, dude), who went on to become TV's most esteemed and influential anchorman, with a direct impact on three of the great stories of the last half century (civil rights, Vietnam, the space race).

That's right. Uncle Walter.


http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/news/ny-ettel38168...


Just realized...this is my 200th post...woo hoo!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:13 PM
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1. Cronkite is one of the greatest Americans of the last 100 years.
Look up the word "wise" in the dictionary and there's Walter K's pic. The man loves this country and recognizes the neocons for what they are - TRAITORS! God Bless You Walter!
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KansasNate Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 02:46 AM
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My father told me about how he knew the war in Vietnam was hopeless when Cronkite stopped supporting it. He really was at the controls of public opinion for a long time. His success, I believe, came from the trust that Americans had, and still (in a certain age group) have, in him.
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