Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite has covered virtually every major news event during his more than 65 years in journalism - the last 54 affiliated with CBS News. He became a special correspondent for CBS News when he stepped down on March 6, 1981 after 19 years as anchorman and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Affectionately nicknamed "Old Iron Pants" for his unflappability under pressure, Mr. Cronkite's accomplishments -- both on-air and off -- have won him acclaim and trust from journalism colleagues and the American public alike.

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Media Played Role in '70s Mideast Peace Process

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A Huge 'October Surprise,' 50 Years Later

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The Art of the Obituary

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Listening In On the Nuremberg Trials

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Mississippi 1964: Civil Rights and Unrest, Part Two

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Mississippi 1964: Civil Rights and Unrest

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Civil Rights Era Almost Split CBS News Operation

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Loss of Spy Plane Sabotaged 1960 Summit

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The Battle of the Bulge Remembered

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The Mike Todd Party: Cronkite Recalls a TV Low

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The Landslide Election of 1964

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Gulf of Tonkin's Phantom Attack

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Recalling the Mayhem of '68 Convention

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Cronkite: Recalling Khrushchev

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'See it Now' and McCarthy

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