A salute and honour  to a man who changed and defined television journalism as we know it from CBS News. A man who inspired and gave inspiration to those who seriously pursued the profession. A man who had the ear of a U.S. President (Lyndon Johnson) who dared to say, “If I’ve lost Walter Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America!” A man who cared about “the story” and only  “the story”—or as he would say at the end of his news broadcast, “That’s the way it is!” In a multi-channelled, 24 hour news channel orientation, it will be incredibly difficult for anyone person to rival the influence of Walter Cronkite and for this we thank you for your long and rich legacy, sir.

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