Walter Cronkite dead at 92

Legenday American newsman Walter Cronkite has died after a long battle with illness at the age of 92.

Cronkite started his career as a war correspondent, before being signed to CBS by the legendary Edward R. Murrow. Cronkite landed the anchor job at CBS Evening News on April 16, 1962, a job he held until his retirement in 1981.

During the heyday of CBS News in the 1970s and 1980s, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as “the most trusted man in America” because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor.

Conkrite also covered some of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, including the Kennedy Assassination, the Moon landings and the Vietnam War. It is often said that American’s of that generation not only remember the news, but remember Walter Cronkite read it.