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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:56 pm

RIP Walter Cronkite.

And that's the way it is...

As a broadcast journalist myself, Cronkite is someone I've always been interested in. He was one of the good guys, for sure.
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Postby knapplc » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:07 am

I feel more regret about his passing than most of the other celebrities who have recently departed. Great journalist. Sad to see him go. :-/
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Postby Metroid » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:40 pm

Dudes voice and style of speaking was truly unique.

RIP old timer. ;-D
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Postby CadensDad » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:32 am

I just got in from a amusement park and I am very tired. I could have swore the title said "Another Icon Game" thinking it was a new game here at the cafe.

But i didn't know w.c. had passed away. sad to see him go.
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Postby rookies and cream » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:01 am

RIP. Not enough news coverage about this, ironically.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:58 am

rookies and cream wrote:RIP. Not enough news coverage about this, ironically.

agreed
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Postby CadensDad » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:28 pm

rookies and cream wrote:RIP. Not enough news coverage about this, ironically.


Maybe if he had a drug problem,shot someone, robbed a bank, commited fraud, or maybe if he was at least a felon he could have gotten more coverage. But who cares about a stand up citizen and a model human being?
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Postby knapplc » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:11 am

CadensDad wrote:
rookies and cream wrote:RIP. Not enough news coverage about this, ironically.


Maybe if he had a drug problem,shot someone, robbed a bank, commited fraud, or maybe if he was at least a felon he could have gotten more coverage. But who cares about a stand up citizen and a model human being?

Also, how embarrassing would it be to modern news outlets to provide examples of Cronkite's work in a eulogy? All it would do would be to highlight the vacuousness of today's news.

My opinion - they gave short shrift to the lives of Paul Harvey and Walter Cronkite out of embarrassment over letting the art form these two helped create degenerate into soundbites and salon gossip.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:14 am

I think it has less to do with that, and more to do with the fact that a 92-year-old dying isn't exactly "news." His death has been expected for some time. Plus he died at the absolute worst time in the news cycle if you're looking for a lot of coverage.
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Postby Metroid » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:18 am

Art Vandelay wrote:I think it has less to do with that, and more to do with the fact that a 92-year-old dying isn't exactly "news." His death has been expected for some time. Plus he died at the absolute worst time in the news cycle if you're looking for a lot of coverage.

Also being 92 most of the people of his generation who knew him well are already gone. I mean I'm 33 and can say I knew who he was but it's not like I grew up watching him on the tube. There should have been more coverage but I'm not really surprised there wasn't.
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