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Walter Cronkite Sayings

Posted by personalpolitics on July 1, 2009

Walter Cronkite Quotes

Famous Quotes by Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite was the anchor of the evening TV news show called “The CBS Evening News” for many years (from 1962 until 1981) and became known as “the most trusted man in America.” Walter Cronkite’s most famous quote is this one which he used to end his broadcast for many years.

And that’s the way it is.
– Walter Cronkite

The complete sign-off was actually longer but many people do not remember that he actually said this:

“And that’s the way it is  – [the date]. This is Walter Cronkite, CBS News; good night.”

Arizona State University has a school named after Walter Cronkite called the The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and that includes the Cronkite News Service, Cronkite NewsWatch, Multimedia Reporting Project, New Media Innovation Lab, Public Relations Lab and the recent addition of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship.

Famous Quotes Famous Sayings and Quotations attributed to and about Walter Cronkite follow. Please feel free to add any more you know about in the comments below.

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
– Walter Cronkite

Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day – 23 minutes – and that’s supposed to be enough.
– Walter Cronkite

When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas – the idea of eternity.
– Walter Cronkite

Dan Rather and I just aren’t especially chummy.
– Walter Cronkite

The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.
– Walter Cronkite

Television is a high-impact medium. It does some things no other force can do-transmitting electronic pictures through the air. Still, as an explored, comprehensive medium, it is not a substitute for print.
– Walter Cronkite

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
– Walter Cronkite

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2 Responses to “Walter Cronkite Sayings”

  1. Tomas said

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  2. Paul said

    “…I’m Glad To Sit Here At The Right Hand Of Satan”
    “And that’s the way it is. July,17 2009”

    For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matt. 16:26

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