In Honor of Walter Cronkite
by Dennis Kucinich
My generation came of age at a time when Walter Cronkite was the name in American culture, synonymous with credibility and respect. His role in our society transcended his TV news anchor position.
His pronouncements on the events of our time were like a slow rolling thunder delivered from an electronic Mount Olympus. When he said ‘and that’s the way it is,’ we believed his every word because his compassion, dignity and respect merited our trust.
In his later years, Walter Cronkite became a powerful spokesperson for world peace. I was humbled to share a platform with him at an event sponsored by the Peace Alliance.
Please continue to rally support for our legislation to create a cabinet level Department of Peace, HR808, which now has 70 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.