Walter Cronkite



The Biz: Chris Wallace Celebrates 10 Years on Fox News Sunday

Chris Wallace

Time flies when you're making politicians squirm with tough questions. This Sunday, Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace celebrates 10 years in the anchor chair on the Washington roundtable show Fox News Sunday (check local listings). Wallace is the only news anchor to helm Sunday shows on two different networks — he was moderator of NBC's Meet the Press in the late 1980s. He recently took some time to reflect on his run and his days as a gofer for Walter Cronkite.

TV Guide Magazine: You were really the big first name to come to Fox News from one of the traditional big 3 networks. How do you think the channel has changed since you first arrived?
Chris Wallace
: Not... read more

The Biz: How JFK's Death Changed TV News

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the first president to embrace television. His assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963 — which will be revisited, 50 years later, in numerous TV documentaries and specials this month — made an indelible impact on America's relationship with the medium as well.

Before that heart-wrenching weekend, extended live network news coverage was limited to planned events such as political conventions and election nights. Network correspondents gathered in Texas that week expecting to cover Kennedy's visit via filmed reports for their evening newscasts. Instead... read more

The 60 Biggest News Moments of All Time

Edwin E. Aldrin Jr

Television news has given us the chance to witness history as it happened. As part of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we look back at the breaking stories and interviews that viewers will never forget.

1. John F. Kennedy assassination (1963) TV anchors (particularly Walter Cronkite) provide solace and real-time reporting when the nation needs it most. After four days of continuous coverage from Dallas, where JFK was killed, and Arlington, where he was laid to rest, TV Guide Magazine declares, "The medium gained a new sense of what it could do."

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TV's 60 Greatest Catchphrases

Neil Patrick Harris

These indelible and infinitely quotable words spoken by our favorite TV characters and personalities are forever etched in our brains. Not that there's anything wrong with that... read more

The Biz: Bob Schieffer Preps for Final Presidential Debate

Bob Schieffer

CBS News Washington bureau chief Bob Schieffer has worked on his network's coverage of every presidential debate since 1976. But Schieffer told TV Guide Magazine he decided to stay out of the fray this time around until he moderates the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, in Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday (9/8c). read more

Scott Pelley to Replace Katie Couric on CBS Evening News

Scott Pelley

Scott Pelley will succeed Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, the network announced Tuesday.

"Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News," Jeff Fager, 60 Minutes executive producer, said in a statement. "In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at every level, right up to his current role at 60 Minutes, where his work has been incomparable. We like to think of CBS News as the 'reporter's network' and I ...
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The Biz: Brian Williams Stays on Top of the News

Brian Williams

It's not easy being a traditional TV newsman in a new-media world. But Brian Williams, who grew up worshipping Walter Cronkite, remains the most watched anchor as NBC Nightly News averages 8 million viewers ...
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Morgan Freeman Replaces Walter Cronkite as Voice of CBS Evening News

Morgan Freeman, Walter Cronkite

Morgan Freeman has replaced the late Walter Cronkite in the CBS Evening News' nightly introduction of anchor Katie Couric.

The Oscar winner's introduction of Couric debuted Monday.

CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

Though Cronkite died in July, CBS did not immediately retire his voiceover, which was recorded in 2006 when Couric took over the Evening News anchor chair.

"As comforting as it is to look back on ...
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Ratings: Walter Cronkite Tribute Tops Sunday Night, and More

Roger Mudd, Lesley Stahl, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Mike Wallace, circa 1974

Some recent ratings highlights:

Fox's Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? drew 4.88 million total viewers, dropping 14 percent from last week. Lead-out Mental matched its previous audience of 3.7 mil.

NBC's Kings held steady at 1.57 mil; the series finale airs July 25. The first of Dirty Sexy Money's four burn-off episodes was watched by 2.15 million people. 

The CBS News special That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite was the night's most-watched program, delivering 7.41 million viewers. Lead-out Big Brother 11 (5.58 mil) dropped 17 percent from this season's first nominations episode.

Over on NBC, Merlin (4.27 mil) gained 620 thou and the conclusion of Meteor — someone help me out here, did we survive? — inched up a hair to 5.2 mil.

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Remembering Walter Cronkite: What to Watch

Walter Cronkite

CBS will pay tribute to the late Walter Cronkite with two programs airing on Sunday.

CBS News Sunday Morning, airing at 9/8 C, will remember the news industry's elder statesman with archival footage of his work and personal memories shared by journalism's best and brightest.

View photos from Cronkite's life and career

Then on Sunday at 7 pm, the CBS News special That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite celebrates the venerable newsman with remembrances from peers Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Charles Gibson, Katie Couric, Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams.

Also reflecting on Cronkite's legacy will be President Barack Obama, former President ... read more

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