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American broadcast journalist

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Walter Cronkite: American broadcast journalist
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). 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.

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CBS News special: 'Man on the Moon'

On the 50th anniversary, two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and..
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Walter Cronkite shows front-page headlines about moon landing

As CBS News covered the moon landing on July 20, 1969, Walter Cronkite showed viewers some of the newspaper headlines about the historic moment.
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Watch Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong made history as the first man to walk on the moon, and uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." See..
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Watch the moment men first landed on the moon

Walter Cronkite anchored CBS News live coverage on July 20, 1969, as Apollo 11's "Eagle" lunar lander, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, touched down on the moon. TV viewers..
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"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing

CBS New relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends -- Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who..
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"I'm speechless!": How CBS News covered Apollo 11

Walter Cronkite launched an unprecedented 46 hours of live television for the historic mission to the moon
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Watch: Apollo 11 launch on CBS 50 years ago today

50 years ago, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of outer space to televisions across America
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Walter Cronkite kicks off CBS News report on Apollo 11, the "most dangerous, but most thrilling” mission

CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite reported early Tuesday morning, July 16, 1969, that the astronauts were pronounced “fit as a fiddle” and ready to fly.
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Apollo 11 launches, beginning epic journey to the moon

“Oh boy,” Walter Cronkite said, “Oh boy it looks good,” as the Saturn 5 rocket lifted off into the sky on July 16, 1969.
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Apollo crew on "Face the Nation"

50 years ago, Walter Cronkite spoke to the Apollo crew on "Face the Nation"
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 7/14

This week's edition of "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Time magazine editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger's report on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Plus: Tracy Smith..
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Walter Cronkite and the Apollo 11 landing

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, nearly half of the country's 57 million TVs were tuned to CBS's anchored by Walter Cronkite. Martha Teichner reports on the epochal event through the..
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Walter Cronkite and the awe of space exploration

Martha Teichner on the CBS News veteran's coverage of an epochal human event: Man landing on the moon
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Preview: Man on the Moon - a CBS News Special

Two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who reported it...
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Apollo 11 anniversary: How the Eagle landed

In 2007 interview, Neil Armstrong and former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite recall some of the scariest moments of the history-making mission
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CBS Reports (1964): "D-Day Plus 20 Years - Eisenhower Returns to Normandy"

The Allied invasion of Nazi-controlled France on June 6, 1944 was the largest military invasion in history, involving nearly 160,000 service members arriving by ship and air at Normandy. Its success..
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How CBS News covered Roe v. Wade in 1973

Walter Cronkite announced "the decision to end the pregnancy during the first three months belongs to the woman and her doctor, not the government"
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March 28, 1979?: ???Three Mile Island? ?nuclear power plant accident

The worst nuclear power plant accident in U.S. history happened 40 years ago, when a series of mishaps caused the release of radiation from a reactor at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island facility.? Here..
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Today in History for March 6th

Highlights of this day in history: The Alamo falls; The Dred Scott decision brings America closer to Civil War; Renaissance artist Michelangelo born; Walter Cronkite leaves 'The CBS Evening News'; Ed..
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Longtime "60 Minutes" producer Alan Weisman dies

One of the greatest of all-time at CBS News has passed away. Alan Weisman joined the "CBS Evening News" with Walter Cronkite 40 years ago. He went on to produce dozens of unforgettable stories at "60..
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