The source is cronkites own memoir, a reporters life, which was published in 1996 and became a no. Walter cronkite was one of americas most trusted broadcast journalists, best known for anchoring the cbs evening news. This is a fastpaced, easy to read collection of his life experiencesin. A reporters life by walter cronkite, barrett whitener. Had you had your heart operation before this book was finished, would you have talked about it. He has been called the most trusted man in america. Cronkite, a biography by douglas brinkley the new york. A reporter s life by cronkite, walter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. By his own account in a reporters life, he dashed around a lot as a war. Dec 12, 1991 a reporter s life is the irony of it all is that cronkite did not have to time travel to cover some of the most important events of the 20th century.
Jimmy carter awarded cronkite the presidential medal of freedom. Throughout this memoir, walter cronkite comes across as very humble. Walter cronkite books list of books by walter cronkite. Walter cronkite s autobiography fascinates on at least two levels. Its pretty amazing and becomes even more so as you read this book and realize just how much the man has done. Throughout his early career, cronkite worked with newspapers. The wall street journal run, dont walk to the nearest bookstore and treat yourself to the most heartwarming, nostalgiaproducing book you will have read in many a year. November 4, 1916 july 17, 2009 was an american broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the cbs evening news for 19 years 19621981.
Walter cronkite is an american journalist and radio and television news broadcaster who became one of an outstanding group of correspondents and commentators that the columbia broadcasting system cbs news developed after world war ii 193945. See all books authored by walter cronkite, including a reporters life, and south by southeast, and more on. The late journalist had earned a huge buck from his career. A reporters life by walter cronkite walter cronkite was an american icon and his newscast defined the word trust. Walter cronkite biography reveals his dark side huffpost. It was published by forgotten books and has a total of 888 pages in the book. Walter cronkites autobiography fascinates on at least two levels. The story of a modest man who succeeded extravagantly by remaining mostly himself. Reporters life by walter cronkite, signed abebooks. Cronkite was genuinely fascinated by space exploration. At the time, walter cronkite paid not less than a million.
Walter cronkite biography facts, childhood, family life of. The 384page memoir chronicles cronkites decades of reporting. Cronkite was the host of you are there, a weekly program on which he pretended to be a news reporter. A reporter s life by walter cronkite, however, is a rare exception. Walter cronkite was a lifelong newsman who became the voice of the truth for america as a nighttime anchorman. A reporter s life by walter cronkite was published by ballantine books on october 28, 1997. I usually find them far too dry and uninteresting with their rigid, chronological structure. One anecdote involves the discovery of shady dealings. During his many decades of news broadcasting, cronkite won several emmy awards and peabody awards and became the most famous and admired broadcast journalist in the world. But to me, perhaps the book s chief attraction is in cronkite s evocation of the america he grew up in, a place thats not here anymore.
Personal and professional memories though never intimate thats not his style. Walter cronkite is as talented and influential an author as he is a reporter, and his book is honest, forthcoming and powerful, capturing not only his career but also how he affected others throughout his life. Joseph, missouri in on november 4th, 1916 cronkite began his journalism career as. Joseph, missouri in on november 4th, 1916 cronkite began his. His 60yearlong journalistic career has spanned the great depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last twothirds of the 20th century.
But to me, perhaps the books chief attraction is in cronkites evocation of the america he grew up in, a place thats not here anymore. Walter cronkite is a colorless sort of televisionnews superstar, not as good looking. Liebling, homer bigart, and hal boyle by timothy m gay book. His memoir is a short course on the flow of events in the second half of this centuryevents the world knows more about because of walter cronkite s work. Jul 26, 2010 and they will immensely enjoy a reporter s life. Sep 05, 2019 moreover, walter had authored a book titled a reporters life in 1996 that he wrote about his experience with dday, nasas first moonwalk, the civil rights movement, and many more. The title of this book is a reporter s life and it was written by walter cronkite, barrett whitener narrator. The cbs anchor is remembered as a media giant who gruffly championed hardhitting journalism. They picked up the end of cbs broadcast to catch walter cronkite saying, and thats the way it is, one final time before he. Joseph, missouri in on november 4th, 1916 cronkite began his journalism career as a campus correspondent at the houston post. During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as the most trusted man in america after being so named in an opinion poll. A reporter s life by walter cronkite, 9780345411037, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
On march 6, 1981, abc news and nbc news did the unprecedented. A reporter s life by walter cronkite recording assignment to hell. Walter cronkites a reporters life is an excellent biography of one of americas outstanding journalist. A pretty amazing overview of recent history and you get to read about patton crying like a baby see the excerpt. Walter cronkite autographed signed book a reporters life cbs. Walter cronkite biography life, family, story, death. Walter cronkite, american journalist and pioneer of tv news programming who was known as the most trusted man in america.
He signed up with cbs news in 1962 and retired in 1981. A reporters life by walter cronkite 1996, hardcover for. The thing that really adds to this book for me is the reading by cronkite himself. From the early 1960s to early 1980s, walter cronkite was a much admired evening news anchor on cbs, serving a reliable source of information for many americans. A reporter s life by walter cronkite walter cronkite was an american icon and his newscast defined the word trust. May 21, 20 for decades, walter cronkite was known as the most trusted man in america. Cronkite s prose has the same stately cadences as that famous voice, reinforcing the grandfatherly persona that made him americas most trusted anchorman until his retirement in 1981. He was the longtime anchor of the cbs evening news with walter cronkite 196281, for which he reported on many of the most historic events of the latter half of the 20th century.
Cronkite visits city under the ice more than 50 years before 60 minutes visited greenland for this weeks story, walter cronkite reported there on a strange u. The 384page memoir chronicles cronkite s decades of reporting, focusing on his experiences with dday, the civil rights movement, nasas first moon walk, the john kennedy assassination, freedom movements in south africa and much more. A reporters life by walter cronkite was published by ballantine books on october 28, 1997. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. May 23, 2012 a new biography of walter cronkite reveals the less trustworthy side of the most trusted man in america. Follow walter cronkite and explore their bibliography from s walter cronkite author page. Discount prices on books by walter cronkite, including titles like a reporters life. Cronkite, a biography by douglas brinkley the new york times.
Walter cronkite has 66 books on goodreads with 19833 ratings. I think particularly if id have had the knowledge at that time that i did have shortly after the operation that everybody in the worlds had this operation up to now except me. Signs letter bashing christian coalitions harsh right wing views walter cronkite signed a directmail fundraising letter for the interfaith alliance tia, a group established in 1984 to counter religious political extremists. Discount prices on books by walter cronkite, including titles like a reporter s life. For a readable, enjoyable look at cronkite s america, a reporter s life is one of the best. A reporters life book by walter cronkite thriftbooks. Cronkite was the host of you are there, a weekly program on which he pretended to be a.
Books by walter cronkite author of a reporters life. Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes each evening, first as a reporter from the frontlines of world war ii, then later, in the emerging medium of television, where he hosted numerous documentary programs and anchored the cbs evening news until his retirement in 1981. This is a fastpaced, easy to read collection of his life experiencesin and out of the newsroom. Cronkite published his autobiography, a reporters life, in 1996. The 384page memoir chronicles cronkites decades of reporting, focusing on his experiences with dday, the civil rights movement, nasas first moon walk, the john kennedy assassination, freedom movements in south africa and much more. Walter cronkite books list of books by author walter cronkite. From wwii and the nuremberg trials to presidential conventions, assassinations, viet nam and watergate, cronkite was the trusted and authoritative voice that reported on the news.1176 284 609 2 937 924 371 798 926 1249 716 1221 1225 139 1457 757 1451 1287 26 745 818 41 942 1230 842 744 884 1130 730 652 237 523 1167 873 1330 317 766 430 371