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49 Facts About Walter Cronkite
9. Walter Cronkite died on July 17, 2009, at his home in New York City, at the age of 92.
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12. Walter Cronkite was an accomplished sailor and enjoyed sailing coastal waters of the United States in his custom-built 48-foot Sunward "WYNTJE".
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15. Walter Cronkite appeared in the 2004 Robert Greenwald film Outfoxed, where he offered commentary on what he said were unethical and overtly political practices at the Fox News Channel.
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19. Walter Cronkite worked with the Alliance for Better Campaigns and Common Cause, for instance, on an unsuccessful lobbying effort to have an amendment added to the McCain-Feingold-Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2001 that would have required TV broadcast companies to provide free airtime to candidates.
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21. Walter Cronkite wrote a syndicated opinion column for King Features Syndicate.
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22. Walter Cronkite routinely hosted the Kennedy Center Honors from 1981 to 2002.
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23. Walter Cronkite made a cameo appearance on a 1974 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which he met with Lou Grant in his office.
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24. Walter Cronkite provided the voiceover introduction to Couric's CBS Evening News, which began on September 5, 2006.
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25. In 2006, Walter Cronkite hosted the World War One Living History Project, a program honoring America's final handful of veterans from the First World War.
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31. Walter Cronkite hosted the annual Vienna New Year's Concert on PBS from 1985 to 2008, succeeded by Julie Andrews in 2009.
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32. On February 14, 1980, Walter Cronkite announced that he intended to retire from the CBS Evening News; at the time, CBS had a policy of mandatory retirement by age 65.
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36. Walter Cronkite reminded the audience, again, of the attempt made on the life of the President and tossed to KRLD news director Eddie Barker at the Dallas Trade Mart, where Kennedy was supposed to be making a speech before he was shot.
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41. In 1950, Walter Cronkite joined CBS News in its young and growing television division, again recruited by Murrow.
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