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Walter Cronkite Biography (1916-)
Full name, Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.; born November 4, 1916, in St. Joseph,MO; son of Walter Leland (a dentist) and Helen Lena (maiden name, Fritsche)Cronkite; married Mary Elizabeth Simmons Maxwell (a journalist), March 30, 1940; children: Nancy Elizabeth, Mary Kathleen, Walter Leland III. Addresses: Office: CBS News, 51 W. 52nd St., Suite 1934, New York, NY 10019-6119.
- Journalist, television news anchor, commentator, writer, producer, editor
- Birth Details
- November 4, 1916
- St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
- Anchor, CBS News Up to the Minute, CBS, 1951
- Anchor, The Week in Review, CBS, 1951-62
- Moderator, The Facts We Face (also known as Open Hearing),CBS, 1951
- Moderator, Man of the Week, CBS, 1952-53
- Host, Pick the Winner, CBS, 1952 , then 1956
- Anchor, You Are There, CBS, 1953-57
- Moderator, It's News to Me, CBS, 1954
- Coordinator and master of ceremonies, Morning Show, CBS, 1953
- Host, It's News to Me, CBS, 1955
- Quiz authority, Two for the Money, 1955-56
- Narrator, Air Power, CBS, 1956-57
- Narrator, The 20th Century, CBS, 1957-1967 , renamed The 21st Century, 1967-1970
- Anchor, Presidential Countdown, CBS, 1960
- Anchor, Eyewitness, CBS, 1961-62
- Anchor, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, CBS, 1962-81
- Anchor, Campaign Countdown, CBS, 1980
- Anchor, Universe, CBS, 1980-81 , renamed Walter Cronkite'sUniverse, CBS, 1981-82
The Cronkite Reports, Discovery Channel, 1994
Cronkite Remembers, CBS and Discovery Channel, 1996
- Cameo, A Private Battle, CBS, 1980
- Narrator, You Are There, CBS, 1971
- Narrator, The Newsreel Era--Seventy Years of Headlines, CBS, 1972. Solzhenitsyn, CBS, 1974
- Correspondent, CBS Reports: The Rockefellers, CBS, 1974
Vietnam: A War That Is Finished, CBS, 1975
The President in China, CBS, 1975
In Celebration of US, CBS, 1976
Our Happiest Birthday, CBS, 1977
- Host, CBS: On the Air, CBS, 1978
Walt Disney ... One Man's Dream, CBS, 1981
- Host, I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind, CBS, 1983
1984 Revisited, CBS, 1984
- Host, Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts,CBS, 1984 , 1985 , 1986 , 1987 , and 1988
- Host and narrator, Hiroshima Plus Forty Years ... And Still Counting, CBS, 1985
Honor, Duty, and a War Called Vietnam, CBS, 1985
- Reporter, Terrorism: War in the Shadows, CBS, 1985
- Host, From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1986, CBS, PBS,1986
- Host, Walter Cronkite at Large, CBS, 1986
Texas 150: A Celebration Special, CBS, 1986
- Host, From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1987, PBS, 1987
- Host, We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
- Narrator, Children of Apartheid, CBS, 1987
- Special correspondent, Walter Cronkite at Large, CBS, 1987
The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1987
- Host, Nixon in China (opera), PBS, 1988
Irving Berlin's One Hundredth Birthday Celebration, 1988
The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions, Discovery Channel, 1993
- Himself, The Kennedy Center Honors, 1998
- (Uncredited; archive footage) Image of an Assassination: A New Look atthe Zapuder Film, 1998
- Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, 1998
- Host, Fail Safe, 2000
- Himself, Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years, 2000
- (Uncredited; archive footage) Vietnam: A Television History, 1985
- Narrator, Tobacco Wars, TLC, 1999
- Guest panelist, Front Page Challenge, 1962
- Himself, "Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1974
- Himself, "Roasted," Murphy Brown, 1989
- Host, "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1998," Great Performances, 1998
- Managing editor, CBS Evening News, CBS, 1962-81
- Producer, The Cronkite Reports, Discovery Channel, 1994
- Producer, Cronkite Remembers, CBS and Discovery Channel, 1996
- Announcer, KCMO, Kansas City, MO, 1936-37
- Football announcer, WKY, Oklahoma City, OK, 1937
- Also commentator from Washington, DC, to Midwest radio stations, 1948-50.
- Editor, KCMO, Kansas City, MO, 1936-37
- (Uncredited; archive voice and footage) All the President's Men, 1976
- Narrator, The Dream Is Alive (documentary), IMAX Systems, 1984
- (Uncredited; archive footage) Kerouac, the Movie, 1985
- (Uncredited; archive footage) JFK, 1991
- (Uncredited; archive footage) The Real Malcolm X, 1991
- Himself (also archive footage) Beyond "JFK": The Question of Conspiracy, 1991
- Voice of Captain Neweyes, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story,1993
- Himself, Veillees d'armes (also known as The Trouble We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime and Veilees d'armes:Histoire du journalisme en temps de guerre), 1994
- (Uncredited) Voice of himself, Apollo 13, 1995
- Himself (Special Correspondent CBS News) 4 Little Girls, 1997
- (Uncredited; archive footage) The Long Way Home, Seventh Art Releasing, 1997
Walter Cronkite's Universe, 1980
- (Contributor) Conventions and Elections, 1960: A Complete Handbook, edited by M. Mirkin Stanford, Channel Press, 1960
Vietnam Perspective: A CBS News Special Report, Pocket Books, 1965
Eye on the World, Cowles, 1971
The Challenge of Change, Public Affairs Press, 1971
I Can Hear It Now: The Sixties, 1970
South by Southeast, 1983
North by Northeast, Oxmoor House, 1986
A Reporter's Life, 1997
- Also contributed articles and reviews to periodicals and newspapers.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, February, 1976 Gale Research, 1998.
Atlantic Monthly, .
Current, June, 1980 .
Esquire, December, 1980 .
50 Plus, November, 1979 March, 1985.
- Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, February 26, 1997.May 22, 1996
New York Times, January 18, 1981 .
Newsweek, March 11, 1968 December 5, 1980; March 9, 1981.
People, March 9, 1981 September 22, 1986.
Reader's Digest, June 9, 1980 .
Saturday Review, November 9, 1983 .
Vogue, April 9, 1986 .
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