Cronkite’s Last Words

And that’s the way it is.

Walter Cronkite died today. And the one thing I keep thinking is that I invoked his name in a speech so many years ago… and even though I did, not much has changed.

So long ago and far away, I was named the Young Careerist of California by the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation. To win my state, I interacted with amazing women, demonstrated my community involvement and gave a speech. As a news broadcaster, I said that I would know news had progressed when I saw the female equivalent of Walter Cronkite. You know, with gray hair, wrinkles, and bags under HER eyes. But twenty years later, it has not happened. I would never have guessed it as a twenty-something.

But, Walter, you are still the best.

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