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Cronkite one of a kind

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By Donald Kaul

Walter Cronkite died last week. Good.

At the end he was ill, enfeebled and suffering from dementia. He was far too fine a man for that.

He was 92, after all, and he'd had a hell of a run. By accident of birth and circumstance and talent, he was front-row center for virtually every major event of the second half of the 20th Century. For much of that time he was our eyes and ears at those events.

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