CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Very Ill - "is close to death"

  • metta

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    Jun 25, 2009 10:50 PM GMT

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    Walter Cronkite Is Seriously Ill



    By BRIAN STELTER

    Published: June 25, 2009
    Walter Cronkite, the CBS News anchorman of the 1960s and ’70s, is seriously ill with cerebrovascular disease and is “not expected to recuperate,” his family members said in a statement Thursday. Recent news media reports have suggested that Mr. Cronkite, 92, is close to death. Family members said they wanted to “dispel false rumors.” “Sadly, he is very ill and is not expected to recuperate; he is resting at home surrounded by family, friends and a wonderful medical team,” Mr. Cronkite’s three children told The New York Post. “We thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.” The family told the blog TVNewser that Mr. Cronkite had “apparently suffered for some years” from the disease. When Mr. Cronkite was the anchor of “CBS Evening News,” from 1962 to 1981, he was often described as “the most trusted man in America.” His demeanor and values have influenced generations of reporters.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/arts/television/26arts-CRONKITEISSE_BRF.html?ref=television





    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/ktla-walter-cronkite,1,2126473.story






  • metta

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    Jun 26, 2009 2:13 AM GMT


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    In order to set the record straight, Cronkite's three children, Nancy, Kathy Cronkite and Walter (Chip) Cronkite III sent me an email that read, "In order to dispel false rumors, Walter Cronkite's family want it known that, sadly, he is very ill and is not expected to recuperate; he is resting at home surrounded by family, friends and a wonderful medical team. We thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes."


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    http://www.nypost.com/seven/06252009/tv/not_expected_to_recuperate_175938.htm
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    Jun 26, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    He really was trusted with the news. You knew you were getting an unbiased news report from him back then.
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    Jun 26, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    Caslon11000 saidHe really was trusted with the news. You knew you were getting an unbiased news report from him back then.


    Ditto that.
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    Jun 26, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    Cronkite was pure class.....

    "And, that's the way it is ${date}"