randomberlinchick:

life:

Today would have been Walter Cronkite’s 94th birthday.

On 1971, LIFE photographer Leonard McCombe visited Walter Cronkite for a portrait of the newsman at work and at play. Here he is on the March 26, 1971, cover, pursuing one of his favorite pastimes: sailing.

(see more — LIFE With Walter Cronkite)

Yep. I was a fan … I’m glad he passed before the rise of Fox “News”, which would have killed him for sure.

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