Walter Leland Cronkite , the father of modern day anchor news died on Friday 17th July, 2009. The man undoubtedly is a media maverick and did much to develop News reporting to the level we know of it now. Born on November 14th , 1916 Walter as a journalist covered some of the most significant news the world has ever witnessed, including:
- World War II(2) Walter Cronkite was right in the front lines.
- Post World War II Nurenberg Tribunals
- Vietnam War where he declared America would reach a stalemate and that eventually happened.
- JF Kennedy Assasination
- Water Gate scandal
- Mans First Walk on the Moon
For a detailed synopsis of his biography please see the wikipedia stub, but undoubtedly a great Journalist has now passed on leaving a great legacy!