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Walter Cronkite

What Is an Honorable Response to Israel/Gaza?

danah boyd | Posted 08.07.2014 | Media
danah boyd

I wake up each day to depressing news of what's happening in Israel and Gaza. The question is: how can we collectively reach an unsatisfactory conclusion and come out as honorable people?

FTC Continues Crackdown on Misleading Endorsements

Allison Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.14.2014 | Media
Allison Fitzpatrick

The FTC's latest settlement should serve as reminder to all marketers that they need to ensure that their spokespersons are disclosing their material connections when endorsing the marketer's products in non-traditional media, such as talk shows, blogs and websites.

Political News, Olympic Style

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.

The Day the Symphony Broke the News That Kennedy Is Dead

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In Boston on November 22, 1963, hundreds of people learned about the tragedy -- not directly from media -- but from the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Shadow of a Gunman

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

As I write this, it is 50 years and two hours since I heard five bells ring on the UPI wire, turned around and discovered that John F. Kennedy had been shot.

Miss Foreman, Grade 2, Nov. 22, 1963

Marci Rich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

It was after lunch, and, if I were to guess, my second-grade class was doing phonics exercises when our principal, Sister Mary Vaughan, announced over the P.A. system that President Kennedy had been shot, and would we all please stop our work and pray for him?

Every Country Should Have a Newseum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.

Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

That's Entertainment... or Is It News? Or Does It Even Matter?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.05.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

We have long been sliding toward this merging of exciting entertainment as opposed to boring news and journalism and soon we will not be able to tell the difference, or even care that there is one.

WATCH: Walter Cronkite's 1967 Vision Of 21st Technology Is Shockingly On Point

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Small Business

Nearly a half-century before working from home landed its own acronym ("WFH"), Walter Cronkite envisioned a world in which "we may not have to go to w...

Bill Clinton: "The Most Trusted Person in America"

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Bill Clinton, through his good works, his wife's loyalty and good works, and right-wing revisionist history has become the "most trusted man in America." That is quite a lifetime achievement.

Dan Rather In His Own Voice

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

Dave Astor: A Journalist's Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Don McNay

Dave's beat allowed him to have close interactions with columnists like Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Walter Cronkite and just about every cartoonist who has ever walked the planet. He writes about those people and experiences in Comic (and Column) Confessional.

Kin: A Conversation With Rodney Crowell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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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.

New Biography Uncovers The Life Of TV Legend

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Cronkite's power was considerable and he used it for good. He flourished in the bargain and lived a heck of a life. ...

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...

Lucas Kavner

Bob Schieffer Tells Grads 'Something Wrong' With Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Clad in purple socks, a nod to Louisiana State University's trademark purple and gold, and standing beneath a shimmering disco bal...

The Story That Made Walter Cronkite Famous

Timothy Gay | Posted 07.07.2012 | Books
Timothy Gay

Walter Cronkite was an obscure wire service scribbler, just one of dozens of expatriate American journalists trying to describe the war against Hitler from bomb-ravaged London. Forty-eight hours later, he was instantly transformed into Walter Cronkite, Famous Correspondent.

Lights, Camera, Educate!

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.

CBS News Honors Walter Cronkite's First Day 50 Years Ago

CBS News | Posted 06.17.2012 | Media

(CBS News) - Fifty years ago, John Kennedy was in the White House, and Barack Obama was in diapers. The future of Berlin was in the morning papers, an...

The Disappearing Ink of Our Cultural Literacy

Paul LaRosa | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Paul LaRosa

These days, some of the young -- though smart when it comes to the Internet and Twitter and Facebook -- are kind of clueless when it comes to cultural touchstones.

Hello Goodbye: Why the Great Mike Wallace Instantly Forgot His Beatles TV Exclusive

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2012 | Media
Martin Lewis

As we salute the memory of Mike Wallace -- it's a little known fact that among his many notable accomplishments, he was the first American to introduce the Beatles on U.S. TV.

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

No Place for Rush Limbaugh in Hall of Famous Missourians

Randy Turner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

The timing of Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley's announcement that he had named Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians could not have been any worse.