The Resource A reporter's life, Walter Cronkite

A reporter's life, Walter Cronkite

Label
A reporter's life
Title
A reporter's life
Statement of responsibility
Walter Cronkite
Title variation
reporters life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year-long journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. When Walter Cronkite advised his television audience in 1968 that the war in Vietnam could not be won, President Lyndon B. Johnson said: "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America." Now, at the age of eighty, Cronkite has written his life story-the personal and professional odyssey of the original "anchorman" for whom that very word was coined. As a witness to the crucial events of this century-first for the Houston Press, then for the United Press wire service, and finally for CBS in the fledgling medium of television-Cronkite set a standard for integrity, objectivity, enthusiasm, compassion, and insight that is difficult to surpass. He is an overflowing vessel of history, and a direct link with the people and places that have defined our nation and established its unique role in the world. But Walter Cronkite is also the man who loved to drive race cars "for the same reason that others do exhibitionist, dangerous stunts. It sets us apart from the average man; puts us, in our own minds, on a level just a little above the chap who doesn't race." He is also the man whose "softheartedness knows no rational bounds" and who always had "great problems at the theater, tearing up at the slightest offense against animals and people, notably the very old or the very young." He is the man who could barely refrain from spitting on the defendants at the Nuremberg Trials, and who could barely announce President Kennedy's assassination over the air for the sobs in his throat. Walter Cronkite helped launch the juggernaut of television, and tried to imbue it with his own respect for quality and ethics; but now he occupies a ringside seat during the decline of his profession and the ascent of the lowest common denominator. As he aptly observes, "They'd rewrite Exodus to include a car chase." Still, the American people know the difference. They know that for decades they have had the privilege of getting their news from a gentleman of the highest caliber. And they will immensely enjoy A Reporter's Life
Summary
One of America's most trusted journalists describes his youth, his early career as a reporter, his work as a war correspondent, and his rise to the pinnacle of television news, sharing his views on the media, news, and the American condition
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1997
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156779
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cronkite, Walter
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cronkite, Walter
  • Journalists
  • Cronkite, Walter
  • Journalists
  • United States
  • Journalisten
Target audience
adult
Label
A reporter's life, Walter Cronkite
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34958652
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780394578798
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
96021053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34958652
Label
A reporter's life, Walter Cronkite
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34958652
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780394578798
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
96021053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34958652

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