2012: Obama’s re-elect kicks off with testimonials from the grassroots. [BarackObama.com]
FOIL: Wikiaccountability.org collects FOIL requests scrutinizing Obama. [Noam Cohen]
Federal Budget: Schumer doubts there’ll be a shutdown. [Thomas DeFrank]
Redistricting: Tie-breaking professor endorses “Democratic-drawn map.” Christie a loser. [Lisa Fleisher]
Redistricting: Christie got Read More
CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite offered his advice and his news division’s resources to anti-Vienam student organizers from Rollins College in 1969, according to FBI documents uncovered in the latest Freedom of Information Law treatment from John Cook.
Mr. Cook, formerly of Gawker and now of Yahoo!, has found information about a Read More
Known by his colleagues as Old Ironpants, by his viewers as Uncle Walter and by the world as the Most Trusted Man in America, Walter Cronkite provided the narrative of American history for the better part of the last century. So, it is no surprise that after his July 2009 death the media struggled to Read More
Walter Cronkite’s papers are headed for Austin, but his moon rock isn’t going anywhere.
This was not the first incident for Balloon Dad.
One of the smoking gun e-mails in the Bear Stearns case is no longer smoking.
Art make students smart, or at least Read More
Anytime an important New Yorker leaves behind a nice home, real estate agents wonder aloud about how they might nab the listing. “You find out who the estate attorney is,” the director of Stribling Private Brokerage once said, “and you write them.”
After Walter Cronkite died this July at age 92, it was sad to Read More
Bill Clinton stood on stage at Avery Fisher Hall in Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and gazed out over the expansive auditorium. Not too long ago, Mr. Clinton told the audience, Walter Cronkite had extended a great act of kindness to his family. It was the summer of 1998. The Monica Lewinsky scandal was at a fever Read More
“You get to know someone pretty well in a war,” said Andy Rooney.
It was 2:20 p.m. on the afternoon of Thursday, July 23, and Mr. Rooney, TV news’s most celebrated curmudgeon, was standing with a microphone at the front of St. Bartholomew’s Church, on Park Avenue between 50th and 51st streets.
The Read More
“He took the news seriously,” said Dan Rather. “But he didn’t take himself all that seriously, which is rare for television, let’s face it.”
It was the afternoon of Monday, July 21, and Mr. Rather was speaking about the late Walter Cronkite, who died four days earlier at the age of 92. Read More
Gail Shister of TV Newser reported on Thursday evening that Walter Cronkite is seriously ill and that CBS News executives began updating their former anchor’s obituary more than a week ago.
Verne Gay of Newsday has confirmed the report.
“Cronkite’s been ill for a while, but he has definitely taken a Read More
At last night’s 10th Annual Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award Gala, held 64 stories above the street in Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, Mr. Cronkite was talking about the role of religion in the upcoming presidential election. (It was also the eve of televangelist Pat Robertson’s no-doubt influential endorsement of “America’s mayor,” Read More