Friday, July 17, 2009

Neil Armstrong: Cronkite had a passion for space exploration

The first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, issued the following statement concerning the death of Walter Cronkite:

"For a news analyst and reporter of the happenings of the day to be successful, he or she needs three things: accuracy, timeliness, and the trust of the audience. Many are fortunate to have the first two.

The trust of the audience must be earned.

"Walter Cronkite seemed to enjoy the highest of ratings. He had a passion for human space exploration, an enthusiasm that was contagious, and the trust of his audience. He will be missed.

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