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One Last Piece of Our Cronkite Tribute: Bill Brioux Quotes A Swearing, Stuttering Uncle Walter
July 22, 2009  | By Bill Brioux
 

When I put out a call (actually, an email) to our TV WORTH WATCHING writers for reflections about Walter Cronkite, one of them, Bill Brioux, turns out to have been unreachable for the weekend in some remote cabin. (Canadians will do that.) When he returned, and found what we'd done here, he wrote his own, and it's too terrific -- and R-rated -- not to share...

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He tells, for one thing, about the same press conference I did, where Cronkite cackled with glee when demand for his attention turned into a verbal free-for-all. But Brioux tells it with a lot more detail, a lot more flair, and a lot more... brio. And he tells other stories as well, including Cronkite's account of a stuttering rival from the old days.

With Bill's perspective, which you can read in full by clicking here to his blog TV Feeds My Family, our TV WORTH WATCHING Walter Cronkite tribute is complete -- covering a collective couple centuries or so of TV journalism experience. And, for this topic, that's the way it is.

 
 
 
 
 
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