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Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brinkley, Douglas.
Cronkite.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2012]
(DLC) 2011051467
(OCoLC)757482911
Named Person: Walter Cronkite; Walter Cronkite
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 9780062196637 0062196634
OCLC Number: 795525839
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 819 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The making of a reporter. Missouri boy ; Houston youth ; Learning a trade ; Making of a unipresser --
The Second World War. Gearing up for Europe ; The writing Sixty-ninth ; Dean of the air war ; Gliding to V-E Day ; From the Nuremberg Trials to Russia --
Cold War broadcaster. Infancy of TV news ; Election night and UNIVAC ; Mr. CBS utility man ; The Huntley and Brinkley challenge ; Torch is passed ; New space frontier on CBS --
Anchorman. Anchorman of Camelot ; The Kennedy assassination ; Who's afraid of the Nielsen Ratings? ; Paley's attempted smackdown ; Civil rights and Project Gemini ; What to do about Vietnam? ; The Tet Offensive --
Top game. Calm and chaos of 1968 ; Mr. Moon Shot ; Avatar of Earth Day ; The Nixon-versus-CBS war ; Reportable truth in the age of Nixon ; Fan clubs, stalkers, and political good-byes ; A time to heal ; Live with Jimmy Carter --
The spokesperson. Retirement blues ; Struggling elder statesman ; Defiant liberal ; "The world's oldest reporter" ; The new millennium ; Electronic Uncle Sam.
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For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as the most trusted man in America. Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes each evening, first as a reporter from the frontlines of World War  Read more...

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