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Walter Cronkite, The 'Most Trusted Man In America'

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Walter Cronkite, The 'Most Trusted Man In America'

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Walter Cronkite, The 'Most Trusted Man In America'

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In 1991, Walter Cronkite testified before the US Senate Committee about Pentagon rules on media access to the Persian Gulf War. Luke Frazza/Getty Images hide caption

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In 1991, Walter Cronkite testified before the US Senate Committee about Pentagon rules on media access to the Persian Gulf War.

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Venerable newsman Walter Cronkite died Friday of complications related to dementia. He was 92 years old.

Cronkite anchored the CBS evening news from 1962 until 1981, during which time he was considered "the most trusted man in America." He reported on the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; the Vietnam War; and the 1969 moon walk.

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 12, 1993.

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