Walter Cronkite

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  • Birth Name: Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
  • Birth Place: St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
  • Died: July 17, 2009
  • Profession: Broadcast journalist

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Was Arnold Zenker disappointed when Cronkite came back?
00:51 — CBS News executive Arnold Zenker filled in for Walter Cronkite on the "CBS Evening News" during a 13-day strike in 1967. In an interview with Scott Pe (more…)
Fifty years later, "accidental anchor" reflects on filling in for Cronkite
03:04 — In 1967, a strike by a union representing TV personalities left the "CBS Evening News" without its anchor, Walter Cronkite. CBS executives turned to A (more…)
Bob Schieffer on the moment that stunned the 1980 RNC
01:22 — The 1980 Republican National Convention held its collective breath when news broke that President Gerald Ford was considering being Ronald Reagan's ru (more…)
Scott Pelley reflects on Walter Cronkite
06:04 — On the day of Walter Cronkite's 100th birthday, "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley opened up about his memories of Cronkite and how the news legen (more…)
ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism honors Charlie Rose
01:37 — "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose accepted the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University Monday. He (more…)
1980 : Walter Cronkite interviews Gerald Ford
00:37 — Walter Cronkite interviews Gerald Ford about the potential of being Ronald Reagan's VP. Ultimately, Reagan chose George H.W. Bush to fill the ticket.
CBS News celebrate Cronkite's 100th birthday
01:14 — CBS News marks what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary TV news pioneer Walter Cronkite. He was born November 4th, 1916 in St. Joseph, Mis (more…)
This Day in History: Iran Hostage Crisis Ends
02:53 — The hostage crisis in Iran came to an end after 444 days. On January 20, 1981 the remaining Americans held in Tehran were released. The conflict had p (more…)
Calendar: Week of October 31
01:13 — "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead, from Halloween and National Sandwich Day to the 100th anniversary of the birth (more…)
"The Twentieth Century": The Sailing Oystermen
29:02 — Walter Cronkite hosts this documentary that examines a disappearing way of life for Chesapeake Bay skipjack sailors, dredging for oysters under restri (more…)
Scott Pelley receives 2016 Cronkite award
01:30 — The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University honored "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley with the Walte (more…)
JFK assassinated 53 years ago today
00:51 — On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Watch CBS Evening News' Walter Cronkite deliver the shocking news t (more…)
CBS News' Scott Pelley honored with Cronkite Award
23:58 — "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley told journalism students at Arizona State University that Walter Cronkite's legacy is still (more…)
03:24 — Antonio is interviewed after the championship by a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Liberty's Kids: Allies At Last Trailer
01:45 — James learns about religious freedom from Moses Michael Hayes while Sarah and Henri are in occupied Philadelphia. In Paris, Benjamin Franklin finally (more…)
President Carter makes history 37 years ago today
00:59 — All That Mattered 37 years ago today: Walter Cronkite hosted the program "Ask President Carter." It was the first time Americans could call and speak (more…)
CBS News announces president's death
00:46 — Nov. 22, 1963: In an emotional moment, Walter Cronkite tells the world that President John F. Kennedy has died, half an hour after being shot in Dalla (more…)
JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation
01:51 — "As The World Turns" was airing on CBS the afternoon of November 22, 1963, when Walter Cronkite broke in to tell the nation that President Kennedy had (more…)
Liberty's Kids: Bunker Hill Trailer
01:36 — With little ammunition, the Americans are ordered "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes" in the first major battle of the war. Sarah sea (more…)
Liberty's Kids: Green Mountain Boys Trailer
01:42 — James heads to the Grants to cover the story of the settlers' struggle; Sarah goes hoping to find a place in the Green Mountains for her family to set (more…)
Liberty's Kids: Sybil Ludington Trailer
01:46 — James learns from the courageous Sybil Ludington that the thought of independence lies not only in the hearts of soldiers and determined young men, bu (more…)
Biography: Dwight D. Eisenhower Trailer
01:14 — Biography of WWII Commander and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Liberty's Kids: The Turtle Trailer
01:57 — The kids think they've spotted a sea monster in New York harbor, but it turns out to be a new submersible craft invented by David Bushnell. James talk (more…)
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  • Birth Name: Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
  • Birth Place: St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
  • Died: July 17, 2009
  • Profession: Broadcast journalist

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