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Sep 24, 2020

Fake News is a real problem.  How did we get there?  Why is it happening?  What will it take to trust it?  

In 2010 I had the honor of writing and producing a TV commercial for CBS News and Timeless Media to sell a DVD collection, a 12-hour documentary, narrated and hosted by Walter Cronkite, about his own life.  I was proud to work with such remarkable news footage and a true American icon. 

Where do you get your news?  Do you trust the source? 

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
(November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.[1][2][3]

He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War;[4] the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon.

He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of an Ambassador of Exploration award.[5]

Cronkite is known for his departing catchphrase, "And that's the way it is", followed by the date of the broadcast.[6]

Visit my website:  Wendi Cooper 

Email:  WendiCooper@mac.com

The DVD collection is not available - this is an archived commercial produced by C Spot Run Productions, LLC for Timeless Media and CBS news.

Music by Tom Orsi