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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2009

NAB Statement on the Passing of Walter Cronkite

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Broadcasters issued a statement today mourning the passing of legendary newsman Walter Cronkite. Cronkite was the 1982 recipient of NAB's Distinguished Service Award, broadcasting's most prestigious honor.

Commenting on the passing of Mr. Cronkite, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton issued the following statement:

"NAB mourns the passing of Walter Cronkite, who leaves an unmatched legacy of authoritative journalism. From moonwalks to Watergate, from political conventions to a presidential assassination, he was welcomed into 20 million American homes every night as television's trusted father figure. America has lost a hero, and broadcasting has lost an iconic ambassador for credible journalism."

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