CBS: Cronkite Will Keep Introducing Evening News
Late newscaster's voice was to be dropped from broadcast
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2009 1:02 PM CDT
In this May 3, 1952 file photo, Walter Cronkite holds the microphone as President Harry Truman, right, talks about the re-built executive mansion in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.   (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – The voice of the late Walter Cronkite will continue to introduce the CBS Evening News, the New York Times reports. The network’s decision marks a reversal after talks with Cronkite family members, who were “very clear that if we continued to use his voice, they would consider it an honor,” said CBS News’ president. Cronkite’s voice has introduced the show since 2006, when Katie Couric became anchor.