Saturday, July 18, 2009

“What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times. And you were there.”

When news of Walter Cronkite's death was announced yesterday, I thought of these words that he spoke at the end of “You Are There,” a CBS show broadcast on Sunday afternoons during the 1950s that recreated historic events such as the Battle of the Alamo and the Hindenburg disaster. The events were reported as breaking news with the main characters speaking directly to the camera.

I recall that line of Cronkite’s, especially when I want to reinforce the fact that both important and seemingly non-important days change history.

5 comments:

  1. Those words are so familiar to me, not because I heard Walter Cronkite use them, however. My mother used and continues to use that phrase quite often. Love you!

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  2. My father, whom is now deceased would often quote those words. Today I was eating a dove chocolate and inside the wrapper it said, say a quote from your parent. That is the one that stood out immediately.


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  3. My father whom is deceased since 2006 would often quote these words. Today at work I was eating a Dove chocolate and inside the wrapper it said, say a quote from a parent. That one immediately came to mind, fond memories.

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  4. Often quoted by my father whom has been deceased since 2006....fond memories.

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  5. June 29, 2016 Seven years after I published this post on my old blog, I received the above comment from Unknown today. I'm so glad it was a reminder for Unknown of his father.

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