One of America’s most famous and legendary anchormen, Walter Cronkite, died today at the age of 92. Cronkite was America’s quintessential news reporter during the troubled ’60s and crazy ’70s. Suffering from a long term illness, Cronkite passed away this evening at his home in New York.
Often referred to as “the most trusted man in America,” Cronkite built his trust with the American people through sincerity and emotion. Cronkite worked for CBS news throughout his illustrious career and reported on some of the world’s most captivating events.
The most famous broadcast for the legendary anchorman came in 1963, when he broke the news of President Kennedy’s death in which he became very emotional live on air. Cronkite will definitely go down in history as one of the best to ever do it. He will truly be missed.