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Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite



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Published by: Collin on Mar 24, 2009
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Walter CronkiteCronkite was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Helen Lena and Walter LelandCronkite. He attended collage at The University of Texas at Austin where heworked on The Daily Texan.Walter dropped out of collage in his junior year in 1935 after starting aseries of newspaper reporting jobs covering news and sports. He started to dobroadcasting as a radio announcer for WKY in Oklahoma City. Walter joined theUnited Press in 1937 and became one of the top American reporters in WWII.In 1950, Cronkite joined CBS News in its young and growing televisiondivision. Cronkite did a lot of specials and programs on CBS and stayed in thenews business for the rest of his life. Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards asanchorman in 1962 a job which he became an American Icon. Cronkite had a lotof competition at first although he soon became more and more popular andstarted to get everyone watching him. He reported some of the most famousevents in modern history; the Vietnam War, Apollo 11 and the assassination of Kennedy.Walter is a successful man because of his perseverance, brain skills, andgoal oriented attitude. Without these traits he would have never gotten anywherein life. I know I can learn that through hard work and being optimistic I canbecome a successful person just like good old Walter Cronkite

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