Thursday, July 23, 2009

Walter Cronkite

Today there will be a private memorial service for Walter Cronkite. A man I grew up watching on television. A man known all over the world. A man who was once voted "the most trusted man in America". With tears in his eyes, he told us President Kennedy had died and he was speechless when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon. He taught us history on the TV show "You Are There" back in the 1950's. He came into our homes every evening to tell us what had gone on in the world each day. He was respected by not just the American people, but by presidents and other world leaders. Yet we do not see hundreds of thousands of people leaving "toys" and messages for this man. We do not see hundreds of thousands of people trying to get tickets to his memorial service.
I find it very strange that so much television coverage was there for Michael Jackson's funeral, but not for an American icon like Walter Cronkite. But I guess since he was such a humble man, Walter would have wanted it that way.

"And that's the way it is".

R.I.P. Walter.

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