For example, the man speaks for himself about the value of credibility. Aspiring journalists take note.
I have stood on a long-held principle in refusing even to entertain the idea of running for office. Should one who has achieved national fame as a presumably impartial news person ever run, the public is going to have every reason to question whether that person had been tailoring the news to build a political platform. The burden of credibility is already heavy enough without that extra load
Also: Jeff Gordinier posted his excellent Q.& A. from Details, revealing Cronkite as a randy Deadhead.
I think I'll work on a piece about coming of age with Walter Cronkite. He took over the CBS Evening News when I was three and signed off when I was 23. My father was a news junkie, so I remember seeing a lot of Walter . He was like a nice grandfather gracefully delivering important news -- good and bad.