NEW YORK (AP) - Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the
networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring
authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in
America," has died. He was 92.
CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m.
Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a
He was the face of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981,
when stories ranged from the assassinations of President John F.
Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to racial and anti-war
riots, Watergate and the Iranian hostage crisis.
It was Cronkite who read the bulletins coming from Dallas when
Kennedy was shot Nov. 22, 1963, interrupting a live CBS-TV