Why Walter’s Still The Man

In his final column in a year-long stint writing for the King Features Syndicate, Cronkite, 87, calls his decades as the nightly news anchor for broadcast network CBS “rewarding,” but “not entirely satisfactory” due to time limitations that prevented deep reporting of any one story.

“We’re talking about covering one of the most complicated and important nations of the world … and it’s patently impossible to do an adequate job of covering the major stories of the day, around the world, in 17 minutes,” Cronkite recently told Reuters, alluding to the on-air time in any half-hour news telecast.

From a Reuters interview.

I personally don’t think Walter’s being entirely fair. I mean, some local TV news programs do use their time wisely.

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