Friday, July 17, 2009

And that's the way it is....

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)

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