Friday, July 17, 2009

RIP - Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite is dead at 92. A good run, no question. Still, the world of journalism is worse for it, and there may never be another Cronkite, not only for who he was, but for how television news (and news media more generally) has shifted. He'll be remembered for plenty, but for my money, his reporting on the Vietnam War and his shift against it is a highlight in a career filled with highlights.