Walter Cronkite (1916-2009): “And that’s the way it is”

July 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrity

It has been almost two weeks since the passing of Walter Cronkite, who brought fairness, empathy, and compassion in journalism — covering the assassination of JFK, Watergate, Vietnam, and was the first ever to interview the Beatles.

He even showed excitement and joy in 1969 when man made one giant step for mankind on the moon.

People called him “the most trusted man in America”, for he was one of the rare breed that brought truth, honor, morality, and humility in this field. Though not as glamorous as most journalists, Walter Cronkite was as real as they come because he did what he loved doing best: reporting the news to the world every night, and he did it without compromising neither his principles nor the principles of journalism.

And that’s the way it is on July 28, 2009.