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Walter Cronkite
1916 -

American journalist, war correspondent, foreign bureau chief, respected former anchorman for CBS Television News (1950-1981), author of A Reporter's Life


... in emphasizing political manipulation rather than issues, we of the press probably have contributed to the public cynicism about the political process.

Nov. 15, 1990 - from his Theodore H. White lecture at Harvard University, quoted in Spinwars by William J. Fox
In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.

1992 - quoted in Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, by Edythe Draper
Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day 23 minutes and that's supposed to be enough.

Dec. 5, 1983 - quoted in Newsweek magazine