Be sure to read some of the excellent obituaries for veteran newsman Walter Cronkite, who died yesterday at the age of 92. He was the best of the best, an embodiment of responsible journalism and his like will never be seen again.
The New York Times has a good account of his life here, and CBS News is featuring Cronkite on their main page now.
The sadness at the passing of Walter Cronkite is no sentimental nostalgia spawned in childhood of Baby Boomers. It is the genuine respect that all Americans felt for his place in their lives, and for the knowledge that we were all so fortunate to have had such an upstanding, honest, ethical and intelligent man as the face of television news for that long time.
It is truly the end of an era.