CBS Heavyweights Weigh in on Cronkite

Walter Cronkite on the set of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, June 1, 1975. (AP) AP

He was called "The Most Trusted Man in America."

Walter Cronkite earned that title as anchor of the CBS Evening News in large part because of the way he brought some of the biggest stories of the 20th Century to Americans, "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez said Monday.

Cronkite covered stories, such as President Kennedy's assassination and Vietnam with an unwavering eye for truth, Rodriguez said. Going on the battlefield in Vietnam, Cronkite was unafraid of bringing the frontline to the nation's living rooms.

But who really was the man at behind the anchor desk?

Executive producer of CBS "48 Hours," Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News and Sports Sean McManus, and CBS News Senior White House correspondent Bill Plante, shared their memories of Cronkite off-camera on "The Early Show."


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