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NPR Host Longs for More Peaceful Era of Walter Cronkite

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By Doug Powers  •  January 17, 2011 10:05 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

NPR’s Scott Simon longs for the peaceful days of Walter Cronkite, when horrible events like the Tucson shootings were unheard of:

SIMON: People have observed over the past few years, for example, that, you know, this just didn’t happen when 63 million people watched Walter Cronkite every night.

Tim Graham at Newsbusters confirms Simon’s claims about the peacefulness of the Cronkite era**.

(**Not counting the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, the shooting of George Wallace, two attempts on Gerald Ford’s life or the wild over exaggeration about the size of Cronkite’s nightly audience)

And let’s not forget the vicious rabbit attack on Jimmy Carter.

Simon’s laughable claim is perhaps more of a mourning for a bygone era when dinosaur media ruled the earth and a scant few voices controlled dissemination of information to America than it is an indictment of the current political climate, but either way, he’s fooling himself.

In a literal sense, Simon might be correct — things like this just didn’t happen when 63 million people watched Walter Cronkite every night. That’s because 63 million people didn’t watch Walter Cronkite every night. Nothing like this happened when 30 million people watched Katie Couric every night either.

**Written by Doug Powers

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