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Friday, November 4, 2016

Walter Cronkite, American Journalist, Happy 100th Birthday

"I am neither Republican nor Democrat.
I am a registered independent because
 I find that I cast my votes not on the basis of party loyalty
but on the issues of the moment
and my assessment of the candidates."
Walter Cronkite
11/4/1916 - 7/17/2009

I remember Walter Cronkite. 

Today marks the 100th birthday of American broadcaster and journalist, Walter Cronkite.

Though I wasn't around for Cronkite's early years, I remember watching him deliver the evening news on television as a kid. I remember his velvet voice and his handsome looks that only improved with age. 

I remember that fateful November 22, 1963--the assassination of John F. Kennedy--and I will never forget seeing Walter Cronkite choke back tears as he delivered the heartbreaking news our President was dead.

Here's  to Walter Cronkite. Happy Birthday to a man who earned the world's respect "through hard work, a passion for accuracy, and an insistence on impartiality (being neutral)."

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

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