Walter Cronkite, legendary CBS news anchor who was known as “The Most Trusted Man in America” died today at the age of 92. if you don’t know who he was, click his name over there. Now, I don’t know how or where he died, so I don’t think anyone won anything in Hollypocalypse, but I can tell you some interesting facts about the famed newsman. Or if not facts, stuff I made up. You figure out which is which. UPDATE – he died of cerebrovascular disease whatever that is.
- The banner pic is from when he told America that JFK was dead. He got all choked up when he said it, too. He was later rightly chastised for his unprofessionalism.
- He did a famous editorial about the Vietnam War that many people thing strongly affected public opinion about the conflict. Later in his career, he would tell everyone that the episode where the father from Good Times died was: “the saddest fucking thing I ever saw”.
- You have never ever ever ever known anyone other than him named ‘Cronkite’.
Sorry Earth – you lost another one. And that’s the way it is, Friday, July 17th, 2009.