Rep. Fattah’s Statement Upon the Death of Walter Cronkite

July 17, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement upon the death tonight of Walter Cronkite:

“Walter Cronkite was America’s conscience and its pulse as television anchor, commentator and documentary narrator. He was a truth teller. When Walter Cronkite described the quagmire of Vietnam as it truly was, the national consensus shifted. His wisdom provided a lesson we should have heeded in more recent conflicts. Forty years ago this coming Monday, our most trusted and dispassionate anchor showed rare emotion during hours of nonstop reporting as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, and we were riveted by his coverage as part of history itself. The voice of authority and trust lives on for those of us who heard the news from him, and heard it straight.”

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

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