It's sad to hear about the death of Walter Cronkite, the legendary news anchor. His broadcasts were professional, knowledgeable and authoritative, yet the essential decency and humanity of the man shone through. I studied a lot of his broadcasts at university, his treatment of the many momentous events in the turbulent period during which he anchored CBS news was exceptional. When you watch a history programme looking at the Kennedy assassination, the 1968 Democratic convention or the Vietnam war, you inevitably see footage of Cronkite - rather than other contemporary news anchors - such was his pre-eminence.
This information from the BBC website seems superfluous,
"In 1972, he was deemed by a poll of the US public to be, "the most trusted man in America", beating presidents, members of congress and other journalists."
"...beating presidents.."! Nixon was President in 1972. Who couldn't beat Nixon in a most trusted man contest? Show me that man!