In his heyday, Walter Cronkite was adjudged the most trusted man in America. In this eponymous biography, masterfully offered by historian Douglas Brinkley, the reader learns that such an honor was not taken lightly by the veteran newsman. The author --- no relation to Cronkite’s “competitor” David Brinkley --- presents an amazing story not just of Cronkite, but of the evolution of news broadcasting in the early 20th century: first in print, then in radio, and finally in television.
"Anyone who grew up watching “Uncle Walter” on TV will appreciate Brinkley’s thorough biography of a broadcasting legend. And that’s the way it is."