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Walter Cronkite

Donald Trump Takes Walter Cronkite's Name In Vain

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media
Rabbi Jack Moline

When Donald Trump invoked Walter Cronkite while defending himself last month, I nearly fell off my chair. I was appalled because I know where Mr. Cron...

And That's The Way It Isn't

Todd R. Miller | Posted 12.23.2016 | Media
Todd R. Miller

What do these two social media posts have in common? • On November 12, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that 99% of the content posted on Faceb...

Hamilton v. Trump: The Case That Could Save America

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

There is now growing evidence that a hostile foreign power has done that of which Mr. Hamilton warned.

5 Reasons We Still Love Walter Cronkite On His 100th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.04.2016 | Fifty

Yes, we know he died in 2009. But not even death can erase Walter Cronkite from our hearts and memories. Here are five reasons why this newsman extrao...

Charming Google Doodle Celebrates Legendary News Anchor

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.04.2016 | Media

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite. Once known as “the most trusted man in America,” Cronkite would have cel...

Mainstream Media's Decline

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.01.2016 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The media are dumbing down what is presented to readers and viewers to the extent that I'd argue it's bordering on criminal.

How to Stay Positive in a Hostile World

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.21.2016 | Good News
Elaine Ambrose

The news alert flashed on my cell phone as I was caring for my young granddaughters. There had been another mass shooting, this time in Florida. I quickly read the horrible details and immediately thought of my grandchildren.

When Your Number Is Called

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Music is the universal language that shrinks distances between cultures. That music, when offered up by the rare artist who fabricates a stage aura of...

Prince and Princess and Misplaced Priorities

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.26.2016 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

The death of a celebrity like Prince evokes a response that reveals more about us than about the deceased. Our chest beating in grief is a bit self-indulgent. Cronkite was a dinosaur from the past, but one who understood this and reported accordingly, but he was probably the last one to do so.

Anderson Cooper's Non-Voting Arrogance

David Toussaint | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

On a recent interview for "The Howard Stern Show" the openly gay CNN anchor and news host said, among other things, "I don't think I'm going to vote... I don't think reporters should vote... A lot of reporters don't vote. It's a thing."

Get On Santa's Nice List: #AdoptDontShop This Holiday Season!

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Hi, I'm Walter Cronkite. My motto is "if you're lucky, I'll read you the news." Well, today's your lucky day! In accordance with my namesake, I'll be ...

Are Millennials As Stupid As We Think They Are?

Megan Lasher | Posted 10.06.2016 | College
Megan Lasher

The weight of everything that's wrong in the world shouldn't fall on the generation that didn't screw things up in the first place. Millennials aren't dumb, and we'd love to show you how to build social media platforms and crowd-fund world-changing start-ups once we finish taking this selfie.

Brian Williams and the Death of Integrity

Richard Finger | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
Richard Finger

A sincere apology by Mr. Williams confessing the litany of deceptions with full responsibility is a sin qua none for forgiveness. It is a far cry from being enough to give him any job back. Tigers don't often change their stripes. His reinstatement is a sad comment on society. Dollars and cents are the daggers that trump integrity.

Journalist Bob Schieffer Retires

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

While the news business has changed dramatically over the past six decades, there is much for all journalists to learn from Bob Schieffer's remarkable career. He hosted presidents and world leaders. He asked tough questions, but was never confrontational. He never wanted to be the story; he just wanted to cover the news.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

On a 35th Anniversary, Revisiting Why We Trusted the 'Most Trusted Man in America' (VIDEO)

A. Siegel | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

On April 3, 1980, Walter Cronkite, the so-called "most trusted man in America," spent a few minutes of the CBS Evening News exploring the implications of coal burning and its carbon dioxide emissions for global warming.

'Green News Report' -- April 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic, first-ever mandatory water restrictions for drought-stricken Ca...

Anchors Away

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Charles Kolb

Our main network news programs can do better. They do not need celebrity anchors -- they need better content. Low-information news programs beget low-information citizens. Rather than dumb down the evening news, why not expand it with more in-depth coverage of the most important domestic and international stories?

Harshing Brian Williams

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media
Steven Kurlander

I don't know about you, but I'm really feeling sorry for NBC's Brian Williams. If you are a serious news addict, and consequently crave history, you should know that Brian Williams and his ilk are, in the traditional sense, actors rather than scribes.

In What We Can't Trust

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

I was born a cynic, and for me to admit to miss the feeling of trust is nutty. But I ache for the good-ol' days when news was news, when you trusted that journalists did the hard work to check the system of fact-checkers getting the facts factually.

Jon Stewart: Most Trusted Satirist and Newsist

Steve Young | Posted 04.17.2015 | Media
Steve Young

After nearly 16 years, comedian Jon Stewart is leaving the reins of The Daily Show. Recently, a number of comic hosts have left long-term late-night gigs, but barely a blip on the giggle continuity screen. I mean, Stewart's departure is not like Walter Cronkite signing off. On second thought, it's exactly the same.

Brian Williams - The Last Celebrity News Anchor

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Robbie Vorhaus

Gone are the days of Cronkite, Rather, Brokaw, Jennings, Sawyer, and now Williams. Mark your calendars: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, ended the era of the celebrity, legacy news anchor.

Where Are You Walter Cronkite?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.

Brian Williams and NBC News

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The mistakes Williams has admitted to, and apologized for, have cast a dark cloud over everyone at NBC News. The news organization is filled with dedicated, hardworking and accomplished producers, reporters and technicians. This controversy has been disruptive and discouraging.

Broadcast News Icon Sandy Socolow (1928-2015)

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The legendary CBS News producer Sanford "Sandy" Socolow has died. He worked at CBS News for 32 years, during its truly golden years, four of them as Walter Cronkite's executive producer. He was a rare combination of outstanding journalist and wonderful person, beloved by all those who knew him.