From LIFE magazine:
Cronkite in his own words, in LIFE: "The anchor man has a tremendous load. Memory to be called on. Knowledge to be called on. A set of events to be kept in perspective. The job of taking instructions, throwing cues, watching the monitors. And in my case I do not go on the air without making editorial judgments and do not stay on the air without editing the story in my head as I go along. I am not a conduit."
Photo: Leonard McCombe/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Jan 01, 1971
Walter Cronkite: a visit with a nice guy[LIFE magazine]