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Cronkite at 100

As anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” Walter Cronkite set the gold standard for broadcast journalism, shepherding the nation through President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War and Armstrong's walk on the moon. Nov. 4, 2016 marks what would have been the late CBS News anchor’s 100th birthday. To commemorate 100 years of Walter Cronkite, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is celebrating “The Most Trusted Man in America”with an all-day celebration at the Newseum in Washington and other initiatives.

Cronkite Day at the Newseum

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Walter Cronkite, the Cronkite School, CBS News and the Newseum hosted a public celebration featuring some of the nation’s top journalists, Cronkite professors and alumni at the Newseum in September 2016.

The Cronkite Award Luncheon

Pelley

Thirty-five years ago, Walter Cronkite signed off for the final time as anchor of the “CBS Evening News.” Scott Pelley, who now sits in Cronkite’s anchor chair, is the 2016 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Watch Pelley's powerful acceptance speech on the state of journalism.

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#CronkiteAt100

Cronkite social

The Cronkite School is counting down the days to what would have been Walter Cronkite’s 100th birthday with a variety of photos, quotes and interesting facts about the anchor on Facebook and Twitter. Share your memories of Walter Cronkite using the hashtag #CronkiteAt100.

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The Cronkite Centennial Club

The Cronkite Centennial Club is an exclusive giving society created to celebrate what would have been Walter Cronkite’s 100th birthday and to help future journalists and aspiring communication professionals at the Cronkite School achieve their dreams.

Walter Cronkite and ASU

Walter Cronkite

The journalism program at ASU was named in honor of Walter Cronkite in 1984. Learn more about Walter Cronkite’s relationship with the university and how he helped create one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs.

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Remembering Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite died on July 17, 2009, but his legacy lives on in journalism and in the Cronkite School, where students learn time-honored ethics and news values with a spirit and passion that would make him proud.

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