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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.
By United Press International
Some Cronkite FBI files were destroyed

Some Cronkite FBI files were destroyed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A former FBI attorney says the bureau should not have destroyed its files on former CBS television anchorman Walter Cronkite.
Politicians, journalists remember Cronkite

Politicians, journalists remember Cronkite

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Journalists and politicians -- usually wary of each other -- joined together in New York Wednesday to pay tribute to late journalist Walter Cronkite.
Obama, Clinton set for Cronkite memorial

Obama, Clinton set for Cronkite memorial

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin are to attend a memorial service for Walter Cronkite, officials said.

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'A wire-service reporter at heart'

'A wire-service reporter at heart'

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Walter Cronkite, the pioneering television network anchorman, was remembered Thursday at an invitation-only funeral in New York as primarily a reporter.

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New 'Harry Potter' film tops $100 million ... Third delay in Jackson custody hearing ... Celebs to honor Mandela at N.Y. concert ... Cronkite to be remembered in TV special ... News from United Press International.
CBS News chief: Cronkite had sway

CBS News chief: Cronkite had sway

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Today's young U.S. media consumers have a hard time comprehending the sway Walter Cronkite had on the country, CBS News President Sean McManus says.
Colleagues: Cronkite 'consummate newsman'

Colleagues: Cronkite 'consummate newsman'

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- When Walter Cronkite ended his newscasts with "And that's the way it is," America believed him, colleagues said following Cronkite's death Friday at age 92.
Cronkite was much decorated newsman

Cronkite was much decorated newsman

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Walter Cronkite, who died Friday at 92, was a much honored U.S. journalist and a recipient of a Medal of Freedom and a Peabody Award.
Cronkite covered 20th century milestones

Cronkite covered 20th century milestones

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Walter Cronkite, the iconic U.S. newsman who died at 92 Friday, was a firsthand observer of some of the most momentous events of the 20th century.
Cronkite was a space travel booster

Cronkite was a space travel booster

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Newsman Walter Cronkite, who died Friday at 92, was an enthusiastic booster of space travel who covered the U.S. space program extensively.
Newsman Walter Cronkite dies at 92

Newsman Walter Cronkite dies at 92

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Walter Cronkite, a broadcast journalism pioneer who became known as the most trusted man in America, died Friday in New York, CBS News reported. He was 92.
Cronkite 'not expected' to recuperate

Cronkite 'not expected' to recuperate

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- The family of Walter Cronkite has issued a statement saying the longtime U.S. TV news anchor "is very ill and is not expected to recuperate."
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Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite bristles every time he is accused of being as much a television personality as a newsman. Yet fans hound Cronkite for autographs while the politician cools his heels. This year he will cover his 12th presidential election along with the two political conventions, and plans to report what he hears and sees with all the impartiality he can muster. Photo issued June 9, 1976 in Hollywood. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. Although he reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombing in World War II, the Nuremberg trials, combat in the Vietnam War, the death of President John F. Kennedy, the death of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., Watergate, and the Iran Hostage Crisis, he was known for extensive TV coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the date on which the appearance is aired.

Cronkite was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the son of Helen Lena (née Fritsche, August 1892 - November 1993) and Dr. Walter Leland Cronkite (September 1893 - May 1973), a dentist. He had remote Dutch ancestry on his father's side, the family surname originally being Krankheyt.

Cronkite lived in Kansas City, Missouri, until he was ten, when his family moved to Houston, Texas. He attended junior high school at Lanier Junior High School (now Lanier Middle School) and high school at San Jacinto High School, where he edited the high school newspaper. He was a member of the Boy Scouts. He attended college at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), entering in the Fall term of 1933, where he worked on the Daily Texan and became a member of the Nu chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He also was a member of the Houston chapter of DeMolay, a Masonic fraternal organization for boys. While attending UT, Cronkite had his first taste of performance, appearing in a play with fellow students Eli Wallach and Ann Sheridan.

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