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Great Lives Lecture Series: Walter Cronkite

Book cover of Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley

The University of Mary Washington's 2013 Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, March 12, with a lecture on Walter Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley, author of Walter Cronkite:

Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, Douglas Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before. (

Find out more about this lecture on the University of Mary Washington's web site. All lectures in the university's Great Lives series are held at 7:30pm, in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, and are free and open to the public. For more on this topic, check out these items from the library:

Cronkite Remembers by Walter Cronkite (audiobook and videocassette)
Cronkite recounts the journey of his life and his extraordinary career in broadcasting, including archival material and personal interviews.  (catalog summary)

From Cronkite to Colbert:  The Evolution of Broadcast News by Geoffrey Baym
In a time when increasing numbers of people are tuning out the nightly news and media consumption is falling, the late-night comedians have become some of the most important newscasters in the country. From Cronkite to Colbert explains why.  (catalog summary)

A Reporter’s Life by Walter Cronkite (book and accompanying CD)
Written with wry, self-deprecating humor, Cronkite's memoir gives us the veteran TV newscaster at his most relaxed and ingratiating as he recounts dozens of his scoops. (

Stay Tuned:  Television’s Unforgettable Moments by Joe Garner (book with sound recording)
Includes Cronkite’s denouncement of the Vietnam War.  Cronkite narrates the news segments.

ARTICLES in Central Rappahannock Regional Library databases:

"Walter Cronkite." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. Reproduced in Gale Biography In Context.

"Walter Cronkite." American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Reproduced in Gale Biography In Context.