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July 17, 2009

How Missouri native became 'most trusted man in America'

As the anchor of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, Walter Cronkite was much more than the country's most-watched newscaster. He became a reassuring interpreter of the events that roiled America and the world, from civil rights unrest to the Vietnam War to Watergate to the hostage crisis in Iran.

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