Friday, July 17, 2009

A Tribute to Walter

In my post from earlier today I mentioned Walter Cronkite. Tonight I hear he has passed away. It makes me sad. Almost like losing a member of the family. For every major event of my life, until he retired, Walter was there to explain it all. My earliest memory of him is sitting at my father's feet watching JFK's funeral on TV with Walter giving the commentary. I wasn't quite 5 years old but I remember it vividly. Of course, there was the moon walk which I mentioned in my previous post. He provided the commentary to so many of life's events. Presidential elections, the Iran hostage crisis, plane crashes, moon walks and every day mundane news. We trusted him to give us the information we needed and wanted. There was no one like him then or now. He was truly one of a kind.

Rest in peace.....your voice will be missed.

And that's the way it is. Walter Cronkite


  1. He was a true icon, indeed. Sad news ...

  2. Great tribute about a top-notch journalist. Who can really fill his shoes? Integrity is a rare thing maintained today in journalism. You have a lovely blog here!