Tag: Walter Cronkite

  • One PM Central Standard Time Profiles Cronkite During the JFK Assassination

    Like too many documentaries, Alastair Layzell’s One PM Central Standard takes its premise — that Walter Cronkite was a transformative figure and the assassination of John F. Kennedy was the most important story he broke — less as a starting point and more as a singular notion to continually reinforce. It also features the typical […]

  • Voice Columnist Nat Hentoff Honored As One Of 100 Outstanding Journalists Of Last 100 Years

    Congratulations are in order for longtime Voice columnist Nat Hentoff, who was honored yesterday as one of the 100 outstanding journalists of the last 100 years by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Hentoff’s column has appeared in the Voice for more than 50 years. Unlike many of the other journos honored on […]

  • That’s Dough Way It Is

    “It’s named after Walter Cronkite, right?” A couple of associates and I were sitting in Cronkite Pizzeria, a spare and obscurely located subterranean space on Norfolk decorated with neon clocks. With its halfhearted stab at décor, the restaurant reminded us of a basement rec room in Davenport, Iowa. The waiter wrinkled up his brow when […]

  • Bin Laden’s Bid

    The media have been having a hard time figuring out what the latest bin Laden tape is all about. Possibly the best analysis came from Walter Cronkite, who in an interview with Larry King guessed it was all part of a deal with Bush mastermind Karl Rove. Backing third parties has long been a tactic […]

  • Don’t Touch That Dial

    On February 7, Jonathan Yardley published a rant in The Washington Post about how the once noble art of press criticism has deteriorated into ‘just another variation on the culture of narcissism, celebrity and gossip.’ Exhibit A was, of course, the popular Web site MediaGossip.com, and Yardley dutifully spanked the Poynter Institute for retailing such […]

  • Professional Sidekick

    James Newton’s life, the occasion for the not uncommon documentary Uncommon Friends of the 20th Century, plays like a stodgier, real-life Forrest Gump. Always the other guy in the famous photograph, Newton’s claim to fame is a list of late friends: Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh. Narrated by […]

  • Compromising Positions

    Fact: I am the only woman in history–aside from Mother Teresa and Janet Reno–who’s met the president and not been groped. Why then, do I still feel like I’ve been screwed nine ways till next Christmas? I mean, I didn’t want to get groped, but not getting groped is kind of embarrassing at this stage […]