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Walter Cronkite Quotes

"Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough."

"Television is a high-impact medium. It does some things no other force can do-transmitting electronic pictures through the air. Still, as an explored, comprehensive medium, it is not a substitute for print."

"When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity."

"And that's the way it is."

"In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story."

"There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free."

"Dan Rather and I just aren't especially chummy."

"I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got."

"It seems to me that instead of cutting taxes, we ought to be increasing the taxes to pay off the deficit, rather than let that thing build up to the point where our grandchildren's grandchildren are going to be paying for our period of time and our years at the helm."

"The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good."

"I am dumbfounded that there hasn't been a crackdown with the libel and slander laws on some of these would-be writers and reporters on the Internet."

"I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that."

"I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated."

"Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine."

"There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize."

"When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate challenging a sitting president, the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides."

"So now the question is, basically, right now, how will the Osama Bin Laden tape affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, that he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."

"America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system."

"The perils of duck hunting are great- especially for the duck."

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