Quotes from Walter Cronkite...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    -America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
    Walter Cronkite

    -The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.
    Walter Cronkite

    -I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
    Walter Cronkite

    >>competition hasn't quite worked out the way he'd hoped, I think,
    because now it's anything but the following - except about the really important stuff<<

    -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.
    Walter Cronkite

    -I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.
    Walter Cronkite

    -I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated.
    Walter Cronkite

    -In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
    Walter Cronkite

    -Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
    Walter Cronkite

    -Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.
    Walter Cronkite

    -The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck.
    Walter Cronkite

    -There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
    Walter Cronkite

    -We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.
    Walter Cronkite

    Lastly, of course...

    -And that's the way it is.
    Walter Cronkite