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Working for thirty years as the CBS anchorman, Walter Cronkite saw a lot of news and helped Americans understand what was happening in their world. He writes about important events that occurred throughout the second half of the twentieth century and explains how they were presented on the television news as they were. Cronkite also writes about his childhood and his family, and even includes historical information about the development of television as a medium for news reporting.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   journalist/editor Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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