Walter Cronkite, signing off for the last time in 1981

Saturday, March 6, marked the fortieth anniversary of Walter Cronkite signing off the air for the last time.

And that’s the way it is.

1981…No worldwide, omnipresent internet…no social media…CNN less than a year old. No news on FOX (well, that hasn’t changed), but, otherwise, it’s a different world.

I’m old enough to remember Walter Cronkite as the consummate newsman. He was trusted.