Walter Cronkite hosts this series that takes us through his career from his early days as a newpaper journalist through his years at the desk at the CBS evening news to his post retirement career. Along the way he discusses how he saw the various changes, the triumps and the tragedies of the 20th Century. Written by
Did You Know?
makes note that his daughter Kathy played Patty Hearst in Network
(1976). This is not exactly correct, Kathy Cronkite
actually played Mary Anne Gifford, a character very much like Hearst. See more
With his radio talks and his fireside chats he brought all Americans into the White House. At the times I saw him, at his informal news conferences, he could be tough with questioning reporters but he usually ended the exchange with a wide grin or with a hearty laugh. He seemed to say, in the manner of a sporting man, 'Well tried, sir'