Walter Cronkite passed away tonight.

And with him passed a generation’s reference point on what is important and what it means to be an engaged citizen.

Walter Cronkite and the Space Program

I have been thinking about Mr. Cronkite all week, as we approach the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.

Mr. Cronkite’s personal involvement in covering the space program brought it to life for Americans, and gave us confidence that it was worthwhile.

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