American Masters' Walter Cronkite: Witness to History

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 5:30pm
Walter Cronkite
Credit: Steve Friedman/CBS 1996
In honor of the late Walter Cronkite, WXXI will re-air an American Masters special featuring the anchorman who earned the the title of "The Most Trusted man in America" during his 19 years at CBS Evening News. Tune in to WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011/cable 11) on Saturday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. for American Masters' Walter Cronkite: Witness to History.
He hit the sands at Normandy and covered the trials at Nuremburg. He shed tears over JFK's assassination, took us to the moon, deemed Vietnam a stalemate and - steadfastly adhering to his credo of fast, accurate and unbiased news reporting - became the most trusted figure in American public life. In this American Masters production, the still unfolding story of Walter Cronkite emerges against the backdrop of world history and television news. The film is written, directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Catherine Tatge. CBS News' Katie Couric narrates.