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Watch a livestream of Cronkite Day at the Newseum in the First Amendment Forum and Cronkite documentaries.
“Media and Society After the Cronkite Era”
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Cronkite’s Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Columbia University journalism professor Michael Schudson and C.W. Anderson, associate professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), explore Walter Cronkite’s impact on journalism today.
“The Cronkite Legacy in the Digital Age”
Cronkite Innovation Chief Eric Newton moderates a panel of recent Cronkite School alumni on Walter Cronkite’s legacy and influence in a time of digital innovations in news. Panelists include NBC News reporter Vaughn Hillyard, Washington Post digital editor Tessa Muggeridge, Congressional Quarterly/Roll Call staff writer Elvina Nawaguna, Washington Post sports reporter Master Tesfatsion and Reuters cyber and surveillance policy reporter Dustin Volz.
Documentary “Cronkite: Legend & Legacy”
This in-depth documentary explores how Arizona State University’s journalism program was named in honor of Walter Cronkite and the impact he had on the students and faculty at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Documentary “Walter Cronkite: Witness to History”
This PBS American Masters documentary looks back at the legacy of Walter Cronkite through interviews with fellow journalists and CBS colleagues such as Tom Brokaw, David Frost, Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, Helen Thomas and Mike Wallace.
“Cronkite Century Celebration”
4:30- 6 p.m.
“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer and “PBS NewsHour” anchor Gwen Ifill lead a discussion on Cronkite’s influence and the future of news with moderator Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post and Cronkite Weil Family Professor of Journalism.
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004