Walter Cronkite

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Person.png Walter Cronkite   IMDB Sourcewatch Spartacus WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(TV presenter, journalist)
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BornWalter Leland Cronkite Jr.
November 4, 1916
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
DiedJuly 17, 2009 (Age 92)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Children • Nancy Elizabeth Cronkite
• Kathy Cronkite
• Walter Cronkite III
SpouseMary Elizabeth "Betsy" Maxwell
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members

Employment.png Anchorman

In office
1962 - 1981
Also the voice of Satan during Bohemian Grove.

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was an American broadcast journalist who was anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll [1] and as a media giant who "gruffly championed hard-hitting journalism". At the same time he seemingly had virtual immunity for his personal corruption.[2]

Corporate career

Cronkite reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War;[3] the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle.[4] Cronkite is known for his departing catchphrase, "And that's the way it is", followed by the date of the broadcast.[5]


Cronkite accepted free flights to remote and luxurious vacation spots around he world for him and his friends and family, courtesy of now-defunct airline Pan Am.[6]

Bohemian Grove

For many years, a recording of the voice of club member Walter Cronkite was used as the voice of The Owl during the ceremony at the deep state Bohemian Grove meetings.[7]

New order

In a 1999 speech, Cronkite advocated for a new world order:

“It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace....To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order...We cannot defer this responsibility to posterity. Time will not wait. Democracy, civilization itself, is at stake. Within the next few years we must change the basic structure of our global community from the present anarchic system of war and ever more destructive weaponry to a new system governed by a democratic UN federation....Today we must develop federal structures on a global level. We need a system of enforceable world law - a democratic federal world government -to deal with world problems.”
Walter Cronkite (October 19, 1999)  [8]

Pentagon propaganda

In 1962, the civilian Cronkite, dressed up in the full uniform of a U.S. Marine colonel, narrated a Pentagon propaganda film called The Eagle’s Talon, warning that "an aggressive Communist tide has spread in Europe and Asia to engulf its neighbors" and that China "has plans to dominate Asia by mass murder."'[9]

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