Anchorman Walter Cronkite dies at age 92

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PHOENIX - Longtime anchorman Walter Cronkite has passed away at the age of 92.


The television anchor man from the golden age, Walter Cronkite, has died at age 92.

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This news hits many in Arizona hard.

The Arizona State University School of Journalism and Mass Communications was named after Cronkite in 1984.

ASU Dean Christopher Callahan says there's no doubt Cronkite helped the school gain national recognition over the past 20 years.

He had been in failing health lately.

A CBS executive told the Associated Press, "the most trusted man in America," died at his home in New York.

CBS vice president Linda Mason said Cronkite died at 4:42 p.m. (PST) after a long illness with his family by his side.

He was the face of CBS News from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the Kennedy assassination to Watergate and the Iranian hostage crisis.