Walter Cronkite Seriously Ill

Walter Cronkite, the most famed news anchor in television history, is gravely ill, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. A report in Mediabistro blog TVNewser says the 92-year-old's longtime employer, CBS News, has updated his presumably substantial obituary in recent days in reaction to his declining health. Described as "the most trusted man in America" for his evenhanded take on the news, Cronkite memorably covered such events as the Kennedy assassination, the Vietnam War, and the moon landing and also defined the genre of TV news during his 19-year stint as anchor for CBS Evening News.