Newsman Walter Cronkite Dies at Age 92
July 18, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — Walter Cronkite, longtime reporter and news anchor, died July 17, 2009, at the age of 92.
Cronkite attended The University of Texas at Austin in the 1930s and worked as a student reporter at The Daily Texan. His papers reside with the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the university.
"Walter Cronkite defined broadcast journalism in the 20th century," said William Powers Jr., president of the university. "He set the standard for honesty and integrity, and he remains an enduring symbol of credibility in news reporting. No one will ever match his deeply resonant voice of authority, wisdom and gravity. For decades, Walter Cronkite was the most trusted source of news for Americans from all walks of life.
"Throughout his life, Walter Cronkite remained deeply connected to The University of Texas at Austin. We have lost one of our most treasured, honored and accomplished native sons," Powers said.
Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite narrated broadcast advertising spots for The University of Texas at Austin.
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