Walter Cronkite, the Most Trusted Man in America

Known as the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite helped solidify CBS Evening News as a credible news source during his 19 year stay as a news anchor. Even though he was an anchor for almost two decades, Cronkite didn’t start out that way.

In 1935, Cronkite dropped out of the University of Texas to become a journalist for the Houston Post (Walter Cronkite Biography). During his time as a journalist working for Unite Press, Cronkite covered topics during World War II on the battlefield along with the Nuremberg trials. In 1950, Cronkite joined the CBS News team, later becoming the evening news anchor in 1962.

During his time as an anchor, Cronkite covered hard-hitting topics like the Vietnam War, the assassination of JFK, and the scandal of Watergate and President Nixon. Because of his lack of bias and honesty, Walter Cronkite was one of the most respected and liked news anchors in America (Top 10 Walter Cronkite Moments). I have attached a video entitled “Top 10 Walter Cronkite Moments: JFK, Vietnam, Watergate” courtesy of

Top 10 Walter Cronkite Moments: JFK, Vietnam, Watergate

After watching this video, I was able to see why Walter Cronkite was such a respected and credible man and news anchor. The world lost a great man in 2009 after Mr. Cronkite died in his New York home after falling ill with cerebrovascular disease (Walter Cronkite Biography). He set a very high standard for news actors today.


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