Walter Cronkite, the legendary “CBS Evening News” anchor and broadcasting titan, was bornFriday.
Once called “the most trusted man in America,” Cronkite took to the airwaves during some of the most important events in modern history, from the assassinations of Presidentand , to the moon landing.
Current “Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley counts Cronkite as one of his largest influences.
“We think about Walter every day,” Pelley said. “Very often in these few years that I’ve been anchoring the broadcast, we’ve often asked ‘What would Walter do?’”
“By asking that question, it is essentially shorthand for ‘How can we make this story right?’”
For more of Pelley’s thoughts on Cronkite, watch the video above.