Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite is dead at 92.

He's from before my time, so I can't say he means very much to me. But when I saw he had died, I thought of the same thing many people will be watching (and I'm sure many bloggers will be linking to) this weekend:

I don't have anything more to say about Walter Cronkite. I don't think there's much reason to feel sad about someone dying at 92.

The above clip is from HuffPo, which also has Cronkite's first news broadcast. I didn't watch the whole thing, but I was most interested to see what the cigarette commercial was like, back when they were allowed on TV:

Paxton! Humiflex! Fortified with pectin! The filter you hope for! The flavor you smoke for!


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