Friday, June 19, 2009

Prayers for Walter Cronkite

Not quite a Trekland regular, but ironic on the timing as we approach a major Apollo 11 anniversary ... I couldn't let this pass:

Legendary CBS journalist Walter Cronkite reportedly gravely ill

Legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, 92, long known as the "Most Trusted Man in America," is gravely ill, according to multiple CBS News sources and published reports.

From joy to sorrow: The Chicago Sun-Times site does indeed carry video of his incredulously stunned Apollo 11 "first step" moment, shared with analyst and astronaut Wally Schirra—as well as his immortal JFK death bulletin announcement.