Walter Cronkite: History's Lessons
October 23, 2006 Commentator and former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite tells the story of a rare moment in the news business when separate crises converged at virtually the same moment. Fifty years ago, the United States was caught in just such a convergence: As the Russians invaded Hungary, the British and French invaded Egypt —- all in the final days of an American presidential election. It was the most far-reaching "October Surprise" of the 20th century.
December 27, 2004 Sixty years ago, the German army tried to push the Allies back one last time, as World War II neared its end in Europe. Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite was with Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army that Christmas. Cronkite reflects on the Battle of the Bulge, which remains the largest pitched battle in U.S. history.
November 29, 2004 Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite has been at the center of some of broadcasting’s most sublime and memorable moments. But 46 years ago, Cronkite was conscripted into a program that remains one of television’s most memorably vulgar shows: the 1957 Mike Todd party at Madison Square Garden.
August 2, 2004 Forty years ago today, a murky military encounter at sea plunged the United States deeper into the war in Vietnam. After an alleged attack by North Vietnamese on an American destroyer, President Johnson ordered American forces to attack the Viet Cong. Walter Cronkite looks back on the events as they unfolded.
June 4, 2004 Forty years ago, the man responsible for D-Day visited Normandy with a television crew headed by Walter Cronkite. By then, Dwight D. Eisenhower had been hailed as a hero and elected president of the United States. Cronkite looks back on D-Day 60 years later and recalls his trip to Normandy with Eisenhower.
April 21, 2004 Former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev once loomed large over America, a symbol of the Cold War menace. Former CBS-TV anchorman Walter Cronkite recalls the rise and fall of the once-fearsome Kremlin leader. See photos from Khrushchev's historic 1959 visit to the United States.