Tag: network news

Walter Cronkite Dead at Age 92

I’ll have more on this later. Cronkite was huge. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From NYT: Walter Cronkite, who pioneered and then mastered the role of television news anchorman with such plain-spoken grace that he was called the most trusted man in America, died Friday at his home in New York. He was 92. The cause was complications of dementia, said Chip Cronkite, his son. From 1962 to 1981, Mr. Cronkite was a nightly presence in American homes and always a reassuring one, guiding viewers through national triumphs and tragedies alike, from moonwalks to

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McCain Still Getting Good Press Coverage

In spite of Senator Barack Obama’s flawless trip overseas and Senator John McCain’s campaign doing everything that it could to make him look stupid, McCain is still getting wide coverage. McCain in a golf cart with former president George H. W. Bush is not really news worthy. McCain canceling a trip to an off-shore oil platform wasn’t really big news. McCain in a grocery store in middle America (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is not news. Yet, McCain, the darling of the media, started complaining about his news coverage. I would hope that McCain would stop whining and go and make some news. If

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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