Walter Cronkite: Witness to History
American Masters Season 20

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A wealth of archival footage accents this genial profile of former "CBS Evening News" anchorman Walter Cronkite, which also serves as a look at TV news history. The episode highlights Cronkite's coverage of the U.S. space program; his visits to Vietnam and 1968 commentary critical of the war; and the 1968 Democratic National Convention; Insights are provided by Tom Brokaw, David Halberstam, Don Hewitt, Robert MacNeil, Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl and Mike Wallace.