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The former US TV news anchor, known to millions as "the most trusted man in America", has died at the age of 92.

An executive for the CBS news channel said Mr Cronkite died at his New York home with his family at his side.

He was reported to have been ill for some time.

Mr Cronkite presented the evening news programme for CBS from 1962 to 1981, helping the programme to become the most watched bulletin in the US.

His career covered such major global events as the assassination of former US President John F Kennedy, the moon landing, Watergate, former President Richard Nixon's resignation and the fall of Saigon.

In 1972, he was deemed by a poll of the US public to be, "the most trusted man in America", beating presidents, members of congress and other journalists.

He would end his broadcasts with his signature sign-off: "That's the way it is."

Mr Cronkite's opinion was so trusted by the US public that when he criticised the war in Vietnam, President Lyndon B Johnson is reported to have said: "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."

Linda Mason, the vice-president of CBS, said Mr Cronkite had died at 1942 local time (2342 GMT) on Friday after a long illness.

US President Barack Obama said Mr Cronkite had been "a voice of certainty in an uncertain world", and had set the standard by which all other news professionals were judged.

"He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down," he said.

"This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."

CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus said in a statement that Mr Cronkite had "guided America through our crises, tragedies and also our victories and greatest moments".

"It is impossible to imagine CBS News, journalism or indeed America without Walter Cronkite," he said.






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it seems Uncle Wally was part of the CIAs Mockingbird programme .....
maybe not so trustworthy after all ......but I always like him !

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/MOCKBIRD.HTM




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I've never heard of him. But I was stunned at the amount of coverage this got on the UK news ( ZBC )

Calling someone from the Mainstream media as the most trusted person nearly made me throw something at the TV. But I guess it shows the power of the Mainstream Media as a tool for those who control it.

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smeggypants wrote:I've never heard of him. But I was stunned at the amount of coverage this got on the UK news ( ZBC )

Calling someone from the Mainstream media as the most trusted person nearly made me throw something at the TV. But I guess it shows the power of the Mainstream Media as a tool for those who control it.


He really was touted as the most "trusted " man in America at one time ....
and then I saw this ...no doubt he was a member of the CFR as well



it seems he was a disinformation agent





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