I have said for years, and to all who will listen: He's the guy I grew up wanting to be. Of course, there's only one Walter. All I can do now is hope that his example continues to guide me, and others, in work and in life. While in retirement and in his old age, he long ago left the public spotlight, now he's truly gone. As long as he was with us, there was always "Cronkite" to point to, to hold up as a living example. Now it is Walter's memory that lives with us all.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Brian Williams: Cronkite was the best there ever was
On his Daily Nightly blog, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who got his start at KOAM, offers some observations about the late Walter Cronkite: