Slate’s Jack Shafer is collecting “reasons for Cronkitian distrust” to add to his own — “He sailed. He was avuncular. He had a beer gut. He inspired John Waters to grow a moustache (I think!). And he was way too into the space program for a grown man.”
Also: Weigh in on our weekly news meeting question: What can modern journalists learn from Walter Cronkite?Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.