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Cronkite

[Originally published at the now defunct group blog explananda.com]


Posted on July 17, 2009
Tags: personal

Walter Cronkite just died. My oldest political memories are of lying on living room floor in front of the television and watching Walter Cronkite’s nightly newscast. In particular, I remember how he used to count off the days of the Iranian hostage crisis. I also remember his last broadcast, and how he almost looked a bit tipsy during it, though it could have simply been emotion. I used to feel sorry for Dan Rather when he filled in for Cronkite, since Rather seemed sort of nervous and high-strung compared to Cronkite. Anyway, that’s what I remember of Walter Cronkite.