A Reporter's Life

A Reporter's Life

by Walter Cronkite


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—The Wall Street Journal

"Run, don't walk to the nearest bookstore and treat yourself to the most heartwarming, nostalgia-producing book you will have read in many a year."
—Ann Landers

"Entertaining . . . The story of a modest man who succeeded extravagantly by remaining mostly himself. . . . His memoir is a short course on the flow of events in the second half of this century—events the world knows more about because of Walter Cronkite's work."
—The New York Times Book Review


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345411037
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 445,178
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Walter Cronkite lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard.

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Reporter's Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always wondered when I die will I regret not doing something....Well Walter Cronkite had "NOTHING" to regret. What a life!! I lived some of the history he wrote about....but he saw it close-up. The people he met and talked to is unbelieveable. I would have liked a bit more about his children and wife......but all in all what a great book.
trdsf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Breezy and conversational, if not actually chatty. It's a whirlwind tour of the life of a newsman the likes of which we have never more desperately needed than we do right now.The only flaw is that there were several events in his career that he seemed to touch on briefly that I would have liked to have seen expanded on, particularly his coverage of the space program, of which he was an unabashed admirer.All in all, though, a fast and fascinating read.
dickmanikowski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and illuminating memoir of the reporter often said to be the most trusted man in America. Walter Cronkite was an old-school journalist, trained in the daily newspaper school of hard knocks before moving on to jobs in the newswire service, radio, and television. Along the way, he gained experience in areas as diverse foreign correspondence (spending a couple of years in the Moscow bureau during the early years of the Cold War) to the early days of network morning television (when he regularly discussed current events with a lion puppet operated by Bill Baird).If it happened in the 60's, 70's, or early 80's, Cronkite covered it. The space race, the JFK assassination, the Vietnam war, Watergate, political conventions.Cronkite's memoirs are modest (though sometimes a tad smug) and revealing.Perhaps the most valuable portion of the book are its final pages, when he analyzes the gradual erosion of both broadcast and print journalism. He acknowledges the damage done by the increasingly cutthroat attention to the bottom line and the rise of the infotainment phenomenon.
mellonhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting, but surprizingly not very well written. Lots of ranting about how he felt, or how he feels currently about social issues, decline of journalism and society.
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BrCadfael More than 1 year ago
Witty, provocative, insightful, challenging, human, passionate. These adjectives only begin to capture the experience of Walter Cronkite presented from his unique perspective. Those of us who remember his cadenced presentation and avuncular presence will be surprised and warmed at seeing the side of Cronkite the camera and radio could never capture let alone present. A wonderful return to a time when journalism and journalists were more concerned with the presentation of fact and truth rather than tabloid. "A Reporter's Life" reveals Cronkite's depth and passion for journalism and his unique insight to life, masterfully presented by the Master himself. A read you will return to again and again. "And that's the way it is . . ." To those of us who knew him on the small screen and radio a wonderful reverie; to those who are newly introduced a wonderful introduction to a person of greatness. Well done!
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