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Walter Cronkite Helped Shape An Era

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Walter Cronkite Helped Shape An Era

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Walter Cronkite Helped Shape An Era

Walter Cronkite Helped Shape An Era

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Forty years ago, most of America sat riveted by Walter Cronkite as he narrated Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. We mark the 40th anniversary of the first moonwalk by remembering the voice and image of Cronkite and how his narration helped shaped an entire era — from the first moon landing, to John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.

Guest:

Ted Koppel, NPR news analyst