Historical records matching Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.
About Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.[ Although he reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombing in World War II, the Nuremberg trials, combat in the Vietnam War, the death of President John F. Kennedy, the death of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., Watergate, and the Iran Hostage Crisis, he was known for extensive TV coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the date on which the appearance is aired..."
"...Cronkite was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the son of Helen Lena (née Fritsche, August 1892 - November 1993) and Dr. Walter Leland Cronkite (September 1893 - May 1973), a dentist. He had remote Dutch ancestry on his father's side, the family surname originally being Krankheyt..."
"...Cronkite lived in Kansas City, Missouri, until he was ten, when his family moved to Houston, Texas..."
"...Cronkite was married for nearly sixty-five years to Mary Elizabeth 'Betsy' Maxwell Cronkite (January 25, 1916 - March 15, 2005), from March 30, 1940 until her death from cancer. They had three children: Nancy Cronkite, Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Cronkite, and Walter Leland (Chip) Cronkite III (who is married to actress Deborah Rush); and four grandchildren: Will Ikard, John Ikard, Peter Cronkite, and Walter Cronkite IV..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Walter Cronkite', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 August 2011, 09:11 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Walter_Cronkite&oldid=446625171> [accessed 25 August 2011]