I am deeply saddened at learning of the passing of Walter Cronkite. Surely, one of the greatest men of our era.

I was just a toddler when he became the anchor for the CBS Evening News. I didn’t understand much of anything back then, but I remember his clear, reassuring voice from even then. It was a rare evening that we ever missed the news with Walter Cronkite all the way through his last broadcast in 1981. If he said something was so, you could know it was true, and not what some media mogul or megacorporate CEO wanted you to think.

My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.