Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

His is the face and the voice connected with all my memories of important events of my childhood.

In a time now when I question everything I read or hear, knowing that "news" is now controlled by the political and/or personal agendas of the reporter, the newspaper or the network, I miss the time when "Uncle Walter" told the straight facts, and we could trust that he told us the truth.

We will not see his like again.



Cindy said...

I feel that yet again another piece of my childhood is gone. I remember him breaking on on Bob and Lisa having dinner (As The World Turns) when JFK was shot and I remember him announcing Apollo 11. He was a trusted family friend.

Shirley said...

No kidding about the truth. We will all miss him even if we don't know it! Ha!