Cronkite 'Gravely Ill'
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:47 PM CDT
Larry King, left, stands next to Walter Cronkite, right, in a photo taken in 2007.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Walter Cronkite, the legendary CBS News anchor and reporter, is “gravely ill,” sources tell Mediabistro columnist Gail Shister. The network began updating its obituary package for the 92-year-old last week, one added. Newsday’s Verne Gay writes that he, too, has heard the rumors: “Walter could be with us for years, but the latest reports are not good. He is in very, very bad shape.”