Died Today (July 17th): Walter Cronkite (1916–2009)

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waltercronkite.jpgWalter Cronkite (1916–2009)

Born: November 4, 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

Died: July 17, 2009 (age 92) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Always closed his newscasts by saying “And that’s the way it is”

Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. This is the highest honor a U.S. civilian can receive. Was the lead anchor on the CBS Evening News from 16 April 1962 until 6 March 1981.

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