Walter Cronkite

And that's the way it is.Walter Cronkite

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There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.Walter Cronkite

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Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.Walter Cronkite

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We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.Walter Cronkite

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I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family.Walter Cronkite

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The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck.Walter Cronkite

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I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.Walter Cronkite

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Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.Walter Cronkite

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It's hard for us to really understand the immensity so far of the conquest of space.Walter Cronkite

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In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.Walter Cronkite

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Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough.Walter Cronkite

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I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.Walter Cronkite

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I haven't quite got the hang of this retirement thing.Walter Cronkite

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I wanted to have more time to play and reflect, but I find retirement more stressful than having a nice, steady job because I have to make decisions about where I want to be.Walter Cronkite

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Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.Walter Cronkite

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In the early stages of our involvement in Vietnam, basically I felt that our course was right. My concern grew with the concern of the American people.Walter Cronkite

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The successful landing on the moon, very probably, is the best story.Walter Cronkite

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The military people don't like it; the government probably doesn't like it, but the people should know what they're sending their young people into when they permit their governments to declare war and engage in war.Walter Cronkite

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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

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With police wielding unprecedented powers to invade privacy, tap phones and conduct searches seemingly at random, our civil liberties are in a very precarious condition.Walter Cronkite

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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

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I guess taking a stand is valid for a commentator. But that's not what I am.Walter Cronkite

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With all this dolling up and featuring of the news, it's getter harder and harder just to get the facts of the story.Walter Cronkite

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The democratic system is challenged by the failure in television because our evening news programmes have gone for an attempt to entertain as much as to inform in the desperate fight for ratings.Walter Cronkite

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America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.Walter Cronkite

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I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.Walter Cronkite

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Anchormen shouldn't cry.Walter Cronkite

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Maybe I'm just a slow learner or something, but I like to have things laid out as plainly and simply as possible.Walter Cronkite

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We have overcome some terrible blows to our democracy, to the future of our democracy, to the future of our nation. We survived the Civil War and the strife that tore this nation apart.Walter Cronkite

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I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated.Walter Cronkite

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