"This evening, America has lost a trusted voice and lifelong friend in Walter Cronkite.
"As a native son of Missouri, Mr. Cronkite brought our nation the days events with eloquence and poise across multiple generations.
"Tonight, I think back on memories of some of America's most historic events. Those events found life through the words of Walter Cronkite.
"On behalf of all Missourians, I send my deepest sympathies to the Cronkite family."
Friday, July 17, 2009
Kinder issues statement on Cronkite's passing
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder issued the following statement concerning the death of Walter Cronkite: