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Multi-Media Review: CRONKITE REMEMBERS : AH

8/19/2000 • American History, Reviews

CRONKITE REMEMBERS, CBS Video, $19.98

A behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most-recognized and trusted television journalists is available through this video account of the life and 60-year career of Walter Cronkite. Enlivened by Cronkite’s own words, archival news footage, home movies, family snapshots, and interviews with the newsman’s family, and fellow journalists Andy Rooney and Bernard Shaw, the film follows Cronkite from his childhood home in Houston, Texas, through his years with the United Press Wire Service and his 19-year run as anchorman of the CBS Evening News that began in 1962. News stories covered by Cronkite–among them the Nuremberg Trials in 1945-1946, the 1953 atom bomb tests in Nevada, and the first moon landing in 1969–are also highlighted.

 

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