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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Walter Cronkite
A longtime managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and founding editor of the investigative news site ProPublica has been awarded William Allen White Foundation's 2014 National Citation by the University of Kansas School of Journalism.
It was 50 years ago today (almost) that this mop-topped band began to play (in America).
A proposal to name part of a highway in St. Joseph after late television news icon Walter Cronkite is expected to go before a joint transportation committee in the Missouri Legislature this week.
The word of the day is "polar vortex," which has inspired several thousand press accounts obsessing over the frigid weather pattern now freezing much of the nation — along with a call of fraud.
Nov. 22, 1963 — the world seemed to stand still. Everyone who was alive remembers that horrible Friday and exactly where they were and what they were doing.
The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network.
During the Cold War, the Soviets challenged the United States with the implied threat of nuclear warfare. Nonetheless, the United States and the Soviet Union were often treated by the U.S. media as moral equivalents. Why?
A more appropriate title for this book, one of the first released to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, might have come from the last line of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises": "Isn't It Pretty to Think So?"
After more than a dozen death threats, longtime Egyptian journalist Mohamed Gohar decided he finally had to leave his Cairo home for Canada.
On Saturday morning, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will culminate with the annual parade along Constitution Avenue, featuring blossom-inspired floats and costumes, marching bands and performers, including Grammy-winning pop singer Mya and "American Idol" runner-up Elliott Yamin. After the parade, head to the U.S. Navy Memorial for the 22nd annual Blessing of the Fleets, a traditional ceremony to guard the crews and ships from the dangers of the high seas.
In an interview with Salon, former CNN host Larry King talked about his new web series, "Larry King Now," and his old prime-time spot currently held by Piers Morgan.
As a kid rooting around in the attic of his boyhood home, Allan Calhamer stumbled across an old book of maps and became entranced by faraway places that no longer existed, such as the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires.
Allan Calhamer (KAL'-uh-mehr), whose 1950s board game "Diplomacy" garnered a loyal following over the years that reportedly included President John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger and Walter Cronkite, among others, has died. He was 81.
How much do politically divided Americans distrust their television news sources? Let's count the ways.
A new poll depicts a skeptical America split into partisan news-watching camps, Red and Blue viewers peering warily at their screens.
I wanted to have my haircut like that and I wanted to be in a rock 'n' roll band," he says. "That was a major, major important event for the youth of America. My parents couldn't have been over 30 years old and they didn't dig the Beatles too much. They didn't dig the long hair."
"In some ways with ESPN and additional media, the controversy would be bigger. It would never stop. They'd have to bring back Walter Cronkite. They'd cover the things I said and supposedly said on the evening news. That would be such fun," he wrote. "If I played today, I'd stay in trouble. I'd be in the commissioner's office all the time, I guess. I'd be everywhere _ including where I wasn't supposed to be."