Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite RIP

I did not grow up with Walter Cronkite, so his iconic status is beyond me. If you had asked me, I would have guessed that he was already dead. If someone is alive to you through the airwaves, once they retire and go back to their private lives, isn't that a kind of death?

1 comment:

  1. Early death? Not at all. Walter Cronkite kept busy, even if only in his social life. But he kept up with a few fun gigs as well - for one, he was the voice of The Book in the Bway revival of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". Of course, it was a pre-recorded gig, but nice for audiences to hear the voice of "Mister News" nonetheless.
    BTW my late dad used to jokingly refer to him as "Walter Sickness" (Krankheit).