A Reporter's Life

A Reporter's Life

by Walter Cronkite
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A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite

He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. When Walter Cronkite advised his television audience in 1968 that the war in Vietnam could not be won, President Lyndon B. Johnson said: "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."

Here is Cronkite's remarkable autobiography: his growing up in Kansas City and Houston; his service as a war correspondent for United Press; his plunge into television when it was still an infant industry; his rise to anchorman of The CBS Evening News and its eventual dominance of the airwaves. Here is Cronkite covering space shots, political conventions, a coronation, the assassinations of the Kennedys and King. Here are Cronkite's portraits of presidents, his behind-the-scenes tales of politics and broadcasting, his vigorous views on the future of television and the presentation of news.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679774143
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication date: 11/27/1996
Edition description: Large Type
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Walter Cronkite lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always wondered when I die will I regret not doing something....Well Walter Cronkite had "NOTHING" to regret. What a life!! I lived some of the history he wrote about....but he saw it close-up. The people he met and talked to is unbelieveable. I would have liked a bit more about his children and wife......but all in all what a great book.
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BrCadfael More than 1 year ago
Witty, provocative, insightful, challenging, human, passionate. These adjectives only begin to capture the experience of Walter Cronkite presented from his unique perspective. Those of us who remember his cadenced presentation and avuncular presence will be surprised and warmed at seeing the side of Cronkite the camera and radio could never capture let alone present. A wonderful return to a time when journalism and journalists were more concerned with the presentation of fact and truth rather than tabloid. "A Reporter's Life" reveals Cronkite's depth and passion for journalism and his unique insight to life, masterfully presented by the Master himself. A read you will return to again and again. "And that's the way it is . . ." To those of us who knew him on the small screen and radio a wonderful reverie; to those who are newly introduced a wonderful introduction to a person of greatness. Well done!
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