Sometimes called the “most trusted man in America”, Walter Cronkite – an honorable newsman and an icon – has died at the age of 92.
He passed away surrounded by family at his Manhattan home after suffering from cerebrovascular disease.
Walter Cronkite worked and was the face of “CBS Evening News” from 1962 to 1981. Many important and indellible news was reported by this honorable man including the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, the scandal of Watergate that brought Pres. Nixon to resign and the Iranian hostage crises. One such memorable event linked to Walter Cronkite’s reporting was the moon landing which would be celebrating its 40th year three days after his death.
President Barack Obama issued a statement saying that Cronkite set the standard by which all other news anchors have been judged, echoing sentiments from former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.
“He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down,” Obama said. “This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed.”