About Walter Cronkite:
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the date on which the appearance aired.
I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.
There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck.
The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.
I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family.
I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.
In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough.
And that's the way it is.
Dan Rather and I just aren't especially chummy.
I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated.
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize.
When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate challenging a sitting president, the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides.
Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.
We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
I think being a liberal, in the true sense, is being nondoctrinaire, nondogmatic, non-committed to a cause - but examining each case on its merits. Being left of center is another thing; it's a political position. I think most newspapermen by definit...