Walter Cronkite Remembers
As the United Press correspondent in Moscow from 1946 to 1948, Walter Cronkite faced difficulties caused by the post-war lack of food and basic services. He was subjected to constant monitoring by KGB officials, who considered foreign correspondents as potential spies. And his job as a reporter was made even more difficult by the unwillingness of ordinary Soviet citizens to talk to him or any other foreign correspondent in those days. Today, the 85-year-old legendary CBS newsman continues his work as an author, journalist, and commentator.
||At age 85, legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite continues his work as an author, journalist, and commentator. Hosting the Russia Project is among his latest efforts. (Photo courtesy of Walter Cronkite)||
||Cronkite covered the Nuremberg Trials for United Press before a two-year stint as the wire service's correspondent in Moscow from 1946 to 1948. (Photo courtesy of Walter Cronkite)||
||Cronkite at the wheel of the America's Cup 12-meter yacht Courageous. The veteran anchorman recently published Around America: A Tour of Our Magnificent Coastline, a book that presents a historical tour of the nation's nearly 5,000 miles of coastline. (Photo courtesy of Walter Cronkite)||
||Following the September 11 attacks, many in the media sought Cronkite's input. Here he is speaking with Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes, shortly after the allied bombing campaign against Afghanistan began Oct. 7. Watch a video clip of his discussion with The Early Show's Jane Clayson on Sept. 20. (CBS News photo)||
||Cronkite and producer Reese Erlich at work on the Russia Project. (Photo courtesy of Walter Cronkite)||
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