Remembering the Most Trusted Man in News

Monday, July 20, 2009

Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92 on Friday night after a long bout with cerebrovascular disease. Cronkite revolutionized television news and the role of the news anchor, and was once called the most trusted public figure in the U.S. To help The Takeaway remember this television news legend is his former Executive Producer for the CBS Evening News, Sanford Socolow.

"His ratings on the day he stepped down in 1981 were bigger than all three network news shows put together today."
—Sanford Socolow, former CBS Evening News executive producer, on Walter Cronkite

In the video below, Walter Cronkite looks back on his own life.


Sanford Socolow

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya and Todd Zwillich


David J Fazekas

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