Saturday, July 18, 2009

And That's The Way It Is

You've probably already heard that journalism legend, Walter Cronkite died last week at the age of 92. He earned his title of the Most Trusted Man in America, with his kindly manner and professional integrity, tempered with humanity and humility.

In honor of Mr. Cronkite's life and career here are a couple of clips. In the first he explains how he came up with his famous nightly sign off: and that's the way it is. The second clip features him reporting on the assassination of President Kennedy. This is a great example of both his humanity and his professionalism, in the way he nearly loses his composure for a moment, but regains it almost instantly. They don't make 'em like this anymore.

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