1916 - 2009
Long before The Networks, would tell us what to think.
There was a man named Cronkite, who was truly distinct.
Back when there was still real news, and not just sensation.
There was a voice in America, that narrated the nation.
A true journalist he was, fact finder, and truth teller.
An honest reporter of news, and never, an opinionated yeller.
He blinked back a tear when Kennedy died.
But still we could see, how he cried deep inside.
From JFK, to MLK, and RFK too.
Cronkite was there, to help get us through.
Through triumphs and tragedies, he would hold our hand.
From the man on the moon, to that damn Viet Nam.
So they coined a new phrase, by which he would abide.
When he re-created it for us, in the show "You Are There".
And, I don't know how he did it, but we all understood.
he mastered it all, no topic was too abundant.
Yet still we remember, and we will always care.
As I remember this great man, who just passed away.
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