Walter Cronkite, once called the “most trusted man in America” has died at the age of 92.
As a journalist he covered all the major events of his lifetime; landing with the Allied troops on the beaches at Normandy on D Day; speechless with amazement, like every American, when a man first landed on the moon; telling the nation the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot dead.
He called himself a liberal, saying, “I define liberal as a person who is not doctrinaire. That is a dictionary definition of liberal…open to change, constantly, not committed to any particular creed or doctrine, or whatnot, and in that respect I think that news people should be liberal.”
The famed CBS news anchor died at his home in New York after a long illness with his family by his side.
These videos look back at his career, and also feature thoughts from his admirers as well as his own thoughts about the news business and his life…