‘Mad Men’ Recreates Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died

By theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) “Mad Men,” the critically acclaimed AMC drama series about advertising executives in the 1960s, recreated an incredibly historic moment in the civil rights struggle on tonight’s episode. Watch Full Episodes of “Mad Men” This season (the show’s sixth), which takes place during the tumultuous year of 1968, has […]

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‘Daily Show’ Digs at TV Media’s Failure With McChrystal Story

“Approximately 11:04 Eastern Standard Time, the American news media finally realized they kind of suck.” Hearkening back to legendary newsman Walter Cronkite’s famous announcement to the nation about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, when journalism was journalism and not sensationalistic claptrap, Jon Stewart took aim at the 24-hour news networks and their response […]

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Cronkite’s CBS Voiceover Replaced By Morgan Freeman

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite’s death, his voice is leaving the ‘CBS Evening News.’ His introduction of anchor Katie Couric was replaced Monday by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman. The legendary CBS News anchor recorded the introduction, played at the beginning of most newscasts, […]

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University of Texas Getting Cronkite’s Papers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A University of Texas official says Walter Cronkite‘s papers and photographs will be permanently housed at the Austin campus and then exhibited in May. Don Carleton, director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Center, told The Daily Texan student newspaper that the papers are the “most influential documents in […]

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Thomas Haden Church: “Super Blond, Super Tan”

Academy Award nominee Thomas Haden Church is co-starring in Sandra Bullock’s not-a-romantic-comedy All About Steve as Hartman Hughes, a self-absorbed field reporter who salivates for an anchor desk job on his 24-hour news network, who has a bitter rivalry with the obnoxious correspondent Vasquez (Jason Jones), and who also relishes messing with his cameraman Steve […]

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Walter Cronkite Recalled At Service: “I’m Just A Reporter.”

Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite was remembered today at a funeral service at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Midtown Manhattan. Speakers included his son, Chip, and longtime friend Andy Rooney (they were young reporters together in World War II), who left the lectern after saying, ““I just feel so terrible about Walter’s death that I can hardly […]

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Remembering Walter Cronkite: On Common Ground

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/On-Common-Ground/88872/1149258980/On-Common-Ground/embed 580 476] Many people think that the passing of Walter Cronkite might mean the death of journalism with integrity. To get a sense of his monumental impact as a war correspondent, check out his commentary in On Common Ground, a remarkable documentary that brought German and American veterans of World War II back […]

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