The Most Trusted Man in America on Tuesday's Access Utah

Jul 1, 2014

For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and  later, in the emerging medium of television, as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the CBS Evening News, from 1961 until his retirement in 1981. 

Young Cronkite anchors the CBS newscast.
Young Cronkite anchors the CBS newscast.
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Cronkite was witness to—and  the nation's voice for—many of the most profound  moments in modern American history, including the Kennedy assassination, Apollos 11 and 13, Watergate, the Vietnam War and the Iran hostage crisis. Douglas Brinkley’s new biography is titled simply “Cronkite.”  

Douglas Brinkley is Tom Williams’ guest for the hour on Monday’s Access Utah, when we’ll also hear audio from Cronkite’s legendary career throughout this Encore Presentation of Access Utah.