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Here's Why NBC MUST Keep Brian Williams

Mike Hegedus | Posted 04.12.2015 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Network news has been 'localized' and I think we can use Brian Williams to remind us of that. So please, NBC, don't fire Brian Williams.

The Way It Was: Douglas Brinkley on Walter Cronkite

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

When Walter Cronkite declared, "That's the way it is," almost every weeknight from 1962 to 1981 on the CBS Evening News, it was easy to believe him. After all, the man was from Missouri. And it was here that the man who had covered stories all over the world learned much of his journalistic trade.

Walter Cronkite Biography Reveals His Dark Side

Madeleine Crum | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books

A new biography of Walter Cronkite reveals the less trustworthy side of the most trusted man in America. The CBS anchor is remembered as a media gi...

Be Grateful for the Good Journalists

David Ropeik | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
David Ropeik

My father, a journalist, died a few days ago. He taught me that journalism is not just a job but a calling, a high form of public service.

Walter Cronkite Records Destroyed By FBI

USA Today | Matt Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A search of the agency's main index of the subjects of FBI investigations found some records tied to Cronkite's name were destroyed in October 2007, t...

Walter Cronkite: A Yet Further Reappraisal

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Barol

It has never been confirmed that Mr. Cronkite and Frank Sinatra engaged in a drunken, floor-clearing brawl over Ava Gardner at Mike Romanoff's Beverly Hills restaurant.

Farewell Walter Cronkite

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

At the funeral today, Andy Rooney recounted how they met during World War II, when the Air Force would arrange to take them on bombing missions. Rooney became too upset to go on and stepped down.

Cronkite Unplugged

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Silver

Missing from the laudatory "Appreciations" is a sense of Cronkite as a serious journalist who understand that accurately reporting the news was the most important job around.

Lessons You Can Learn from Walter Cronkite: Why He Was the Most Trusted Man in America

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles H. Green

when so many people from so many eras and walks of life agree that Walter Cronkite was TMTMA--he must have touched more than a few trust bases. What were they?