Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies
Walter Cronkite was a star
television news anchor for
many years. He was watched
and liked and trusted by many
millions of Americans for years.
Millions more disliked and distrusted
and refused to watch his show. He will
live on in television news history.
Walter Cronkite, the former CBS anchor known as the Most Trusted Man in America, has died. He was 92.
Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. ET Friday at his Manhattan home surrounded by family. She said the cause of death was cerebral vascular disease.
A news anchor when CBS News was in its heyday, Cronkite conveyed to Americans historic events including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the landing of the first man on the moon.