Walter Cronkite: History's Lessons In a series of occasional essays for NPR, veteran journalist Walter Cronkite comments on news events he reported on over the past century that still resonate today.

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: Eisenhower's Return to Normandy

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Cronkite: Recalling Khrushchev

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'See it Now' and McCarthy

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Commentary: Cronkite on Sevareid

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Remembering 'You Are There'

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The Skyjacking of 1970

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'Soldiers of the Press'

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