Catch original documentary ‘Eye On the World: The Rise of Walter Cronkite and the Evening News’ November 3
There is no name more heavily associated with the evening news than Walter Cronkite. Despite the fact that modern times have transitioned to a 24-hour news cycle, for better or for worse, the path that he paved in the world of journalism is undeniable. According to a Gallup poll, the the nation’s trust in the media peaked in 1976, right in the midst of Cronkite’s career.
The '60s and '70s were a tumultuous time in America’s history, rife with social unrest, war and even assassinations. It was important to have a trustworthy journalist to break this news to the nation, and Cronkite was that person. He certainly wasn’t undeserving of the title "the most trusted man in America."
This November, Decades will proudly air our original, feature-length documentary, Eye On the World: The Rise of Walter Cronkite and the Evening News, featuring interviews with reporters and important figures in the world of broadcast, such as Bob Schieffer, Lesley Stahl, Todd Gitlin, Susan Zirinsky, Rita Braver, Tom Bettag, Linda Mason, Russ Bensley, Bill Kurtis, Robert Feder and Bill Wheatley.
Not only will this documentary touch on the life and legacy of Cronkite and the CBS Evening News, but also where the media and news industry can go from here.
Tune in to Decades on Friday, November 3 at 8PM | 7C for the primetime premiere, and catch an encore presentation at 8PM | 7C on Monday, November 6. Find out where to watch in your area here.