Walter Cronkite Memorial inspires faith in free press

Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Fifty years ago this week Walter Cronkite concluded a CBS News primetime special on the Vietnam War with a rare personal commentary that made history.

Just back from the battlefield after the Tet Offensive, America’s premier anchorman said he believed the war could not be won. Years of government propaganda that victory was near simply was not true, he declared. Continue reading