Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Highest Rated: 71% Chelsea on the Rocks (2008)

Lowest Rated: 38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

Birthday: Nov 04, 1916

Birthplace: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

Known as Uncle Walter to millions of Americans, and "Old Iron Pants" to his former colleagues, anchorman Walter Cronkite was the face of "The CBS Evening News" (1948- ) for 19 years. In that time, Cronkite was a reassuring presence in the face of the greatest - and often tragic - events of the 20th century. From his start as a wire reporter for the United Press during World War II, Cronkite cultivated a reputation for delivering clean, unembellished news that was bolstered by an intense drive to fact-check every detail. Though at first reluctant to make the switch from print to the burgeoning world of television in the early 1950s, Cronkite became one of the pioneers of onscreen journalism, often creating the methods of reporting later generations of television reporters took for granted. When he became the anchor of CBS News in 1962, Cronkite had a unique viewpoint from which to observe one of the country's most turbulent times, reporting on the assassination of a president, a destructive war overseas and the eventual resignation of another president. Through it all, America looked to Uncle Walter for comfort and unnerving perspective, making Cronkite the "most trusted man" in America for over half a century.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% No Score Yet One Pm Central Standard Time Unknown (Character) - 2013
71% 44% Chelsea on the Rocks Unknown (Character) $6.9K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of World War II Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 88% Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Planet Narrator - 2002
38% 49% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Captain Neweyes (Voice) $8.6M 1993
No Score Yet 92% The Dream Is Alive Narrator - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam: Chronicle of a War Narrator - 1981

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of World War II Host 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty's Kids Unknown (Voice) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Himself (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of World War II Host
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Narrator 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953

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