Walter Cronkite
Born Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.

(1916-11-04)November 4, 1916 Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S

Died July 17, 2009(2009-07-17) (aged 92)

New York, New York, U.S.

Cause of death Cerebrovascular disease
Residence Kansas City, Missouri, US,
New York City, New York, US
Nationality American
Other names Old Ironpants, Uncle Walter, King of the anchormen
Citizenship United States
Occupation Television and radio broadcaster, news anchor
Years active 1935–2009
Notable credit(s) CBS Evening News
Home town Kansas City, Missouri, US
Religion Episcopalian
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Maxwell (m. 1940 – 2005) «start: (1940)–end+1: (2006)»"Marriage: Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Maxwell to Walter Cronkite" Location: (linkback://, her death
Children Nancy Elizabeth Cronkite
(b. 1948)

Kathy Cronkite (b. 1950)
Walter Cronkite III ("Chip")

Family 4 Grandchildren,

Deborah Rush (In-Law)

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the murders of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the early colonization of the Moon and LEO. He was one of the first (and oldest at the time) reporters to travel into space. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the date on which the appearance aired

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