The term "Anchorman" was coined with regard to Cronkite, likening his position to that of an anchor on a relay team. In Sweden, news anchors were in the past referred to as "Cronkiters" in honor of Cronkite. See more
Walter Cronkite - Anchor
[Cronkite's farewell newscast on March 6, 1981
This is my last broadcast as the anchorman for The CBS Evening News. For me, it's a moment for which I long have planned, but which, nevertheless, comes with some sadness. For almost 2 decades, after all, we've been meeting like this in the evenings, and I'll miss that. But those who have made anything of this departure, I'm afraid it made too much. This is but a transition, a passing of the baton. A great broadcaster and gentleman, Doug Edwards, ...