Saturday, July 18, 2009

And that's the way it was

Just adding another to the million-plus hits for the phrase "and that's the way it was." Apropos of yesterday's post, here's Walter Cronkite reflecting on the first moon landing.

Walter Cronkite ended every broadcast with the catchphrase "and that's the way it is" because the journalist's job was to synthesize the news and tell us what was really happening in the world. Sadly, newspapers are dying off and what passes for "news" on TV today frequently confuses opinions with fact, gossip with news, and fake reality with actual reality. I hope it's not too late for us.

Good night, Walter.

Update: I enjoyed reading Dan Dubno's remembrance.

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