Walter Cronkite
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The Russia Project
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.