Tuesday, August 04, 2009

On The Media: "Too Good to Check" (July 31, 2009)

On The Media: Transcript of "Too Good to Check" (July 31, 2009): "Did you know that Walter Cronkite is so identified with the news business that in Sweden an anchorman is called a 'Kronkiter'? And speaking of anchorman, did you know that word was coined in the 1950s to define Cronkite’s role on broadcast TV? Neither did we. Perhaps because none of it is true. Ben Zimmer, executive producer of the Visual Thesaurus, traced some of the myths surrounding the man who was once the most trusted in America."


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