Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"A World That No Longer Exists"

The editorial page of Sunday's New York Times included an "Appreciation" of Walter Cronkite, the famed television news broadcaster who died Friday at the age of 92.

I liked this line from the piece:

Some deaths end only a life. Some end a generation. Walter Cronkite’s death ends something larger and more profound. He stood for a world, a century, that no longer exists. His death is like losing the last veteran of a world-changing war, one of those men who saw too much but was never embittered by it.

1 comment:

St Edwards Blog said...

That is a great line... He was a great man and was part of what influenced my career in media, something that is now behind me at the ripe old age of 51.