Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the CBS evening news on my first birthday. Therefore, I have no memories of watching him deliver the news.
Yet, at the same time, he occupies some deep memories in my head. I feel like I'm missing something if I watch the Apollo 11 landing without his voice.
Many other events are linked in my mind with Cronkite: JFK Assassination and Vietnam are embedded with his voice.
The world lost an important man today. Yet, I don't think it will get the overage other recent celebrity deaths have gotten. And that's too bad.
(video hat tip: The Daily Beast)