Walter Cronkite quotes

Born
November 4, 1916 St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.

Died
July 17, 2009.

Occupation
Television and radio broadcaster, news anchor.

Walter Cronkite was an American broadcast journalist and news anchormen for CBS News for 19 years.

Advertising’s always been a considerable pressure on publishers.
– Walter Cronkite
Anchormen shouldn’t cry.
– Walter Cronkite
In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
– Walter Cronkite
I think that our comfort is in our history.
– Walter Cronkite
No, I don’t think my generation got into this dinosaur thing.
– Walter Cronkite
Our job is only to hold up the mirror – to tell and show the public what has happened.
– Walter Cronkite
We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.
– Walter Cronkite
It’s a little hard not to be an elitist when you’re making millions of dollars a year.
– Walter Cronkite
I’m one of the best condensers in the business.
– Walter Cronkite
I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.
– Walter Cronkite
I had as much time to prepare for that moon landing as NASA did, and I still was speechless when it happened. It just was so awe-inspiring to actually be able to see the thing through the television that was a miracle in itself.
– Walter Cronkite
I certainly think cameras ought to be in courtrooms.
– Walter Cronkite
It’s hard for us to really understand the immensity so far of the conquest of space.
– Walter Cronkite
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
– Walter Cronkite
America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
– Walter Cronkite
The civil rights fight was a very important fight.
– Walter Cronkite
The perils of duck hunting are great – especially for the duck.
– Walter Cronkite
Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.
– Walter Cronkite
I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost – and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.
– Walter Cronkite
I had discovered journalism to be my life’s ambition.
– Walter Cronkite
I think the whole policy of pre-emptive war is a serious, serious mistake.
– Walter Cronkite
I haven’t quite got the hang of this retirement thing.
– Walter Cronkite
A liberal to me is one who – and it suits some of the dictionary definitions – is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am.
– Walter Cronkite
The successful landing on the moon, very probably, is the best story.
– Walter Cronkite
Sometimes a famous subject may even outlive his own obituary writer.
– Walter Cronkite
I’m a liberal, but I’m not biased. Seriously.
– Walter Cronkite
I have never voted a party line. I vote on the individual and the issues.
– Walter Cronkite