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Walter Cronkite (I) (1916–2009)

Walter Cronkite was born on November 4, 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA as Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. He is known for his work on The Twentieth Century (1957), Fail Safe (2000) and You Are There (1953). He was married to Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Maxwell. He died on July 17, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Twentieth Century
The Twentieth Century Narrator / Himself - Host / Himself - Narrator / Himself - Reporter / Himself - Host and Narrator / Narrator (voice)
Fail Safe
Fail Safe Himself - Host
You Are There
You Are There Himself - Host - Narrator / Himself - Host / Narrator / Host


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 2009 Great Decisions (TV Series)
- Running Out: The Global Food Crisis (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Captain Neweyes (voice)
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)
 1960 The VIII Winter Olympics (TV Mini-Series)
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- White Collar Bandit (1959) ... Narrator
 1954-1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Narrator / Host
- Paul Revere's Ride (April 18. 1775) (1954) ... Host / Narrator
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Other Works:

Introduction to The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 1954 by Charles M. Schulz, Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books, ISBN 1-56097-614-4. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 18 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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I got along pretty well with Nixon. Whenever he promised me an interview he delivered and I didn't make his famed "Enemies List". I'm still sort of ambivalent about that. See more »


On the day of the Kennedy assassination, he said the he had just come back from lunch and was standing at the teletype machine when rang a rare five bells - a bulletin. He shouted "Let's get on the air!" but getting on the air wasn't possible because the cameras had to be placed and then warmed up (after this, the networks always had a camera ready in the newsroom). He went to an audio booth just... See more »


Always closed his newscasts by saying "And that's the way it is"


Uncle Walter See more »

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