Walter Cronkite

CRONKITE--Walter. PBS mourns the passing of Walter Cronkite, for whom the word "legend" seems sadly insufficient. He was a longtime friend to public television, hosting the Vienna Philharmonic's annual New Year's Day concert on PBS for almost a quarter century, producing PBS documentaries, and serving on the Thirteen/WNET Board of Trustees. Most importantly, he helped set the standards for excellence in broadcast journalism that guide us today. John E. Porter Chairman of the Board Paula A. Kerger President and CEO

Published in The New York Times on July 21, 2009