Walter Cronkite was the voice of reason and the conscience of the country back when news was news and not show business. He was “the most trusted man in America,” a Texan who embodied integrity and credibility, a hero to journalists then and now who fought for his important craft. A superstar, a celebrity. “Uncle Walter.”
CBS will honor the legendary anchorman, who passed away on Friday at the age of 92, with the primetime special “That’s The Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite” on Sunday at 7 p.m.
President Barack Obama sums up Cronkite on the show:
“He brought us all those stories large and small which would come to define the 20th century. That’s why we love Walter, because in an era before blogs and e/mail cell phones and cable, he was the news. Walter invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down.”