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Title:
Cronkite remembers
Author:
Cronkite, Walter.
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Publication Information:
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780743506328
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Exclusively in audio, Walter Cronkite Remembers is adapted from the CBS TV special of the same name. The legendary newsman takes listeners through the transformative events of the century and shares the stories behind the headlines. 3 CDs.


Author Notes

Walter Cronkite was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 4, 1916. As a teenager, he got a job with The Houston Post as a copy boy and cub reporter. In college, he worked part-time for the Houston Press, a paper he joined full-time after leaving the University of Texas in 1935. From 1940 to 1949, he reported for the United Press wire service. One of the first journalists accredited to cover World War II, Cronkite accompanied Allied forces into North Africa, reported on the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. At the end of the war, he became UP's bureau chief in Moscow and then its chief correspondent at the Nuremburg war crimes trials.

After returning to the United States in 1948, he covered Washington, D.C., for a group of radio stations before joining CBS, where he remained for the rest of his career, first working on various news programs and then, in 1962, becoming anchor of the CBS Evening News. Over the years, Cronkite covered such events as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the moon landing of Apollo II (staying on the air 24 hours to do so), the Vietnam War, and the Watergate scandal. He twice visited Vietnam during the war, and, after the Tet offensive in 1968, candidly questioned the rationale for American involvement and the U.S. military's prospects for victory. He won numerous awards including several Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award in 1962, the William A. White Journalism Award in 1969, the George Polk Award in 1971, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981.

After his retirement in 1981, Cronkite continued to work on special projects for CBS and wrote his autobiography A Reporter's Life in 1996. He died from was complications of dementia on July 17, 2009 at the age of 92.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Cronkite, the news anchor of the CBS Evening News for more than 20 years, recounts his journey through life while highlighting his astounding radio and television broadcasting career. Be there as he reminisces about his early days as a World War II correspondent; travel with him on bombing runs during the war; hear him interview Eisenhower about Normandy, cover the Nuremberg trials, respond to the shocking news of the Kennedy assassination, and report many other top news stories of the day. Dan Rather, Bernard Shaw, and even Cronkite's own children can be heard recounting events on this stellar auditory offering. Read magnificently by the author in a vocal tone and manner that only Cronkite can convey, this is, simply stated, listening perfection. Highly recommended.√ĄMarty D. Evensvold, Arkansas City P.L., KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.