July 17, 2009 9:26 PM

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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