Cronkite Video Available From National Press Club

July 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In 2006, National Press Club Member Walter Cronkite sat for an extensive interview to record his impressions of the Washington journalism community in the early days of his career. The Press Club has posted a gallery of interview clips, topically divided on its website at: http://www.press.org/cronkite. Media such as television, radio or websites seeking rights to use this video in their future coverage may do so under the following conditions:

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  • Free and unrestricted use in news programming (up to three minutes with credit to the National Press Club).
  • For non-exclusive, perpetual, global rights in all media, a rights agreement must be negotiated and executed.
  • Websites are encouraged to link to the materials on the Press Club site http://www.press.org/cronkite.
  • Other material available on the NPC website includes some still photography and transcripts which also require a rights agreement for use by media.
  • Video, photographs and transcripts may be acquired by the public for personal use by contacting the NPC Archives at 202-662-7598.

Mr. Cronkite joined the National Press Club in 1948. He was the first recipient of the Club’s highest honor – the Fourth Estate Award.


The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the Club has 3,500 members representing most major news organizations. Each year, the Club holds over 2,000 events including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests come through its doors.

SOURCE National Press Club

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