There are few great plaudits than that. Cronkite, known as the most trusted man in America, isn't remembered as much today, but I'll always remember him becoming teary-eyed while announcing President Kennedy's death. I was 11, and I'd never seen a TV newsman show emotion while working. That's become more common since then.
When magazines name the top 50 or top 100 TV people of all time, I'm always saddened when they put Gary Coleman on their list but leave off Walter Cronkite.
Blog to watch: You might check out Madam Mayo's Blog. It appears that she's doing a book tour.
Mrs. mess: I hate it when a woman identifies herself as Mrs. Marlene Schmoe. No, she's Mrs. Joe Schmoe and she's just Marlene Schmoe.
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