Documentary bears witness to Cronkite's timeless appeal

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July 19, 2006|By HAL BOEDEKER | HAL BOEDEKER,ORLANDO SENTINEL

Walter Cronkite inspired viewer respect of unusual depth. He was "Uncle Walter," and a poll dubbed him "the most trusted man in America." Such high regard might seem fantastic to anyone who never saw Cronkite anchor the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981.

A stirring new documentary, Walter Cronkite: Witness to History, explains his timeless appeal. Cronkite, 89, gained his status through hard work and a quick grasp of the new medium.

Walter Cronkite: Witness To History airs at 9 tonight on PBS.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in the Today section yesterday reported the wrong date for PBS' American Masters episode "Walter Cronkite: Witness to History." The show will air Wednesday. The Sun regrets the error.

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