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Walter Cronkite

Born: November 4, 1916 - Died: July 17th, 2009
Cause of Death:
Long Illness


Death Summary: Walter Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. Friday July 17th, 2009 with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness. He was 92.

Who was Walter Cronkite : Walter Leland Cronkite was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 4, 1916. He entered the University of Texas at Austin in 1933 to study political science, economic and journalism but did not graduate. In 1940, he married Mary Elizabeth Maxwell and they had 3 children. In 1950 he accepted a broadcast job with CBS and in 1961, was named the anchor of the "CBS Evening News". In 1967 it became the highest rated TV news program and remained there until Cronkite’s retirement in 1981. In 2005, Cronkite’s wife died after a battle with cancer. His two daughters and son survive him.
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5 Signatures in Walter Cronkite's guestbook

  1. Ime Says:

    RIP Great newscaster of our time.

  2. Danny Says:

    What a great man!! RIP

  3. Steve Wohlscheid Says:

    You are the reason I enjoy the world news to this day.Me and you watched man’s first step on to the moon,together.I will forever remember your voice.

  4. Kiernan Butz Says:

    You were in every way my idol.

  5. Addrienne Says:

    Short, sweet, to the point, FREE-exatlcy as information should be!


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