01/30/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Walter Cronkite. When he turned against American involvement in the Vietnam War, LBJ knew it was a lost cause.

COURTESY PHOTO Walter Cronkite. When he turned against American involvement in the Vietnam War, LBJ knew it was a lost cause.

Fifty years ago this month, Walter Cronkite stepped out of character and took a public stand on the most divisive issue of that era – the war in Vietnam. It was the only time in his long and distinguished career that he used his anchor chair as a bully pulpit. (more…)