This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Anderson Cooper) Cronkite's career reviewed; scenes & photos shown from his broadcasting career, including his coverage of JFK's assassination, what he said in '68 about the Vietnam War, the moon landing, his last anchor day on March 6, 1981. [CRONKITE - recalls D-Day.] [CBS reporter Bob SCHIEFFER - praises Walter's language.]
(Studio: John King) Cronkite, the newsman, featured; President Obama quoted; scenes shown of his coverage of the death of JFK. [Via phone, CBS News Don HEWITT - says America learned from Cronkite, who was a newsman's newsman & the voice of calm.] A statement from former CBS anchor Dan Rather quoted.
(Studio: John King) Earlier interview held with CNN anchor Katie Couric about Cronkite; inset video of Cronkite shown. [COURIC - reminisces about Walter, how natural he was on the air, what he said about 24-hour news, his influence.]
(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with Schieffer & "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer about Cronkite; inset video of Cronkite shown. [SAFER - talks about his legacy: a commonplace grace, his being the most trusted man in America, his distaste for 24-hour news, how he was the correspondent's best friend.] [SCHIEFFER - says Cronkite had great respect & enthusiasm for the news.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The suicide bombings at two hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia; a new wave of demonstrations in Iran after a speech by Iranian cleric Hashemi Rafsanjani; the rise of unemployment over 10 percent in 15 states; the battle by a Website against fake reviews reported; scenes shown from Iran.
(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with "And That's the Way It Is" author Douglas Brinkley about Cronkite; photos & film of Walter shown. [Voice of BRINKLEY - talks about the treasure trove of papers at the University of Texas with Walter being a window on history & he saved everything; gives examples from the papers there from the days at CBS with him being the orchestra leader.]
(Studio: John King) What Walter Cronkite said about the death of John F. Kennedy presented; scenes shown of his coverage of the assassination, including the announcement of the death of the president. [With Aaron Brown, CRONKITE - recounts what happened at the time of covering the assassination story 40 years ago & his show of emotion.]
(Studio: John King) Some defining moments from Cronkite's career presented; scenes shown of the moon landing & announcing the death of John F. Kennedy, the last 1981 show.