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Why There's No Place For Another Cronkite

Walter Cronkite defined the role of a newsman on television. He helped shape the way much of the nation viewed the world — but he spoke to all of America in a time when Americans were united by a very few networks.

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR news analyst Juan Williams about the life and impact of Walter Cronkite.

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