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Walter Cronkite

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America’s most renowned news anchor died on Friday. My appreciation of him is on time.com:

Newsman Walter Cronkite, who died at the age of 92, was so thoroughly and uniquely linked with the word “trust” that it is tempting to say that the word should be buried with him. In the generation since he left the anchor desk at the CBS Evening News, there have been other public figures who inspire passion, devotion, confidence, intensity and personal identification. But trust, that milder but deeper sentiment — Cronkite owned it. … 

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[Update: Is there any TV newsperson today you trust the way people did Cronkite?]

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