Friday, July 24, 2009

Walter Cronkite on Being Clear About Your Role

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 last week at his home in New York. He was 92.

“I am a news presenter, a news broadcaster, an anchorman, a managing editor — not a commentator or analyst,” he said in an interview with The Christian Science Monitor in 1973. “I feel no compulsion to be a pundit.”

Douglas Martin, Walter Cronkite, 92, Dies; Trusted Voice of TV News, New York Times, 17 July 2009.

Walter Cronkite and the Difference One Person can Make, SFS.
Authentic Transparency is Walter Cronkite’s Greatest Lesson Says Seth Godin, SFS.
Walter Cronkite—‘Relentlessly Inquisitive’, SFS.

Dr Geoff Pound

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