The Meaning of Cronkite

March 1981
National Review;3/20/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p266
The article focuses on Walter Cronkite, a journalist and radio-television anchorman. Cronkite is the last of the great radio-television newsmen who were shaped by World War II. He is not only intelligent but a great reporter with a sure instinct. He had his liberal political views but his bias generally took a subliminal form. Cronkite is a symbol of decency and good character. His name became synonymous with news and no other television news personality has that stature and authority.


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