Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite, 1979

Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died on this day, July 17, in 2009. He was 93 years old. Cronkite served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years, from 1962 to 1981. A poll taken in 1972 named him “the most trusted man in America” – more so than the president at that time, Richard Nixon.