Cronkite on Vietnam War In 1968, Walter Cronkite was the anchor for the CBS Evening News. The Vietnam War was raging and the american public was deeply divided about U.S. involvement in southeast Asia. CBS News, maintaining a strict policy of independent, non-partisan reporting, actually resorted to weighing the mail approving of their war coverage and comparing it to the weight of the critcal mail to judge if their approach was perceived as balanced. As the war continued, Cronkite left his studio to report from the field, bringing back reports that, some say, changed the U.S. public's attitude about the war. Walter Cronkite takes listeners back to those turbulent times in this report.