Walter Cronkite, who pioneered and then mastered the role of television news anchorman with such plain-spoken grace that he was called the most trusted man in America, died last week at his home in New York. He was 92.
“I am a news presenter, a news broadcaster, an anchorman, a managing editor — not a commentator or analyst,” he said in an interview with The Christian Science Monitor in 1973. “I feel no compulsion to be a pundit.”
Douglas Martin, Walter Cronkite, 92, Dies; Trusted Voice of TV News, New York Times, 17 July 2009.
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