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Walter Cronkite (1916–2009)


Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the only child of Helen Lena (Fritsche) and Walter Leland Cronkite, a doctor. Throughout his early career, Cronkite worked with newspapers. During World War II, he served as a news reporter. In 1950, Cronkite became a journalist. He signed up with CBS News in 1962 and retired in 1981.... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 Benjamin Franklin
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(1997)
(1993)
(1974)

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 2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Benjamin Franklin
- We the People (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- Going Home (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- The Man Who Wouldn't Be King (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- Born Free and Equal (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- Yorktown (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Captain Neweyes (voice)
 1993 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Walter Cronkite
- Ship of Phil's (1993) ... Walter Cronkite (voice)
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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:

Narration for Spaceship Earth ride at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World; used until 1994. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough. [on the superficiality of television news] See more »

Trivia:

Betsy Cronkite, his wife, was working as a newspaper journalist when they met. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Uncle Walter See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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