Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite has Died

There will always be a loving spot in my heart for Walter Cronkite. I was only a little kid at the time, but I’ll never forget lying on my belly in my pajamas in front of the TV set enthralled by his deep and sonorous voice. He was like the voice of God.

And I’ll never forget how impressed I was hearing him narrate the John Wanamaker Christmas Light Show or those wonderful highlight reels produced by NFL Films.

Rest in Peace, Uncle Walter.


DJMTWO said...

Nice memories of Mr. Cronkite, but unfortunately the voice you are thinking of for NFL films and the Wanamaker light show belonged to John Facenda.

His nickname was actually, "The Voice of God."

DJMTWO said...

Sorry, just looked at the picture and realized you knew this all along.

Bissage said...

That's quite all right, DJMTWO.

I'm still trying to figure out how to do deadpan humor over the internet and sometimes my mischievous (but good-natured, I assure you) tendencies get the better of me.

Thanks for commenting!