Walter Cronkite Front Pages

Newspaper front pages look back at the life and career of Walter Cronkite. 

July 18, 2009: An excerpt from a story in The New York Times:

Walter Cronkite, Voice of TV News, Dies

By DOUGLAS MARTIN

Walter Cronkite, who pioneered and then mastered the role of television news anchorman with such plain-spoken grace that he was called the most trusted man in America, died Friday at his home in New York. He was 92.

The cause was complications of dementia, said Chip Cronkite, his son.

From 1962 to 1981, Mr. Cronkite was a nightly presence in American homes and always a reassuring one, guiding viewers through national triumphs and tragedies alike, from moonwalks to war, in an era when network news was central to many people’s lives.

He became something of a national institution, with an unflappable delivery, a distinctively avuncular voice and a daily benediction: “And that’s the way it is.”
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The New York Daily News

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Newsday

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The Arizona Republic

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San Jose Mercury News

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Houston Chronicle

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San Antonio Express-News

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St. Petersburg Times

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The Tampa Tribune

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The Kansas City Star

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The Plain Dealer

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The Baltimore Sun

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The Daytona Beach News-Journal

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The Lewiston Tribune

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Chicago Tribune

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Northwest Herald

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The Indianapolis Star

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St. Joseph News-Press
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Austin American-Statesman

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

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The Orange County Register

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