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A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite
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Oct 29, 2008

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Walter Cronkite tells his life story, from roots in Kansas City and later Houston, through days as a sports announcer, from newspapers to radio to television. It is an interesting but not compelling read from an American institution. He holds some rather progressive notions concerning war and peace, yet talks about how appalled he was at the clothing his daughter wore in the 1960’s. He is most entertaining when writing about his experiences as a reporter in Moscow, when telling about Mayor Daley and the 1968 convention, telling about Nixon, the invasion by entertainment values into the newsroom, a pretty good and worthwhile read. But I did not find it to be compelling.
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