In accordance with CBS policy at the time, Walter Cronkite retired from the "CBS Evening News" in 1981 at age 65.
"Old anchormen, you see, don't fade away; they just keep coming back for more," he said during his sign-off.
Now, proving his point 26 years later, Mr. Cronkite is expected to sign with an aptly named cable network, Retirement Living TV.
The start-up channel is for people 55 and older, with shows like "Bargain Retirement Places" and "Healthline." It has attracted other television veterans, including John Palmer, formerly of NBC News; Mary Alice Williams, a CNN veteran; and Florence Henderson of "The Brady Bunch" fame.