Skip to comments.Thanks, Uncle Walter
Posted on 07/28/2006 3:16:04 PM PDT by siddude
Walter Cronkite created Fox News.
This aspect of Mr. Cronkite's long and distinguished career as a journalist was not mentioned in this week's showing of the PBS series American Masters that saluted the veteran CBS newsman. The show, which is designed to examine "the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists," dug deep into Mr. Cronkite's life and career. He was praised (one might even say worshiped!) for his coverage of the Kennedy assassination, political conventions, Vietnam and Watergate. He was cited as a television pioneer, which he most certainly was.
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Interesting thesis, BUT...is it just me, or is this guy's writing style amateurishly "clunky"?
Is it just me or does he make obscure allusions? For example, is "Thanks Uncle Walter" related to movie director William Wyler's anecdote about his start in the business?...
"[Wyler] tells the story of how he broke into the film business: with no previous movie experience, he walked into the office of Carl Laemmle (head of production at Universal) and demanded a prestigious job. Laemmle was so impressed with this young man (claims Wyler) that he was hired straight away as a director. The punchline has Wyler saying: 'Thank you, Uncle Carl.' "
Source (besides my humble memory) is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158910/
He writes with an almost pornographic regard for infinitives...