Cronkite Will Leaves Gal Pal High and Dry

Money goes to kids, CBS staff; daughter: 'it was about my mother'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2009 8:59 AM CDT
Cronkite Will Leaves Gal Pal High and Dry
Rev. William McD. Tully leads the way as pallbearers carry the casket containing the body of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite down the steps at his funeral in New York in July.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(Newser) – Walter Cronkite left nada in his will for his opera star girlfriend, reports the New York Post. The 2005 document, written before he and singer Joanna Simon became attached at the hip, divides Cronkite's estate among his three kids and his CBS staff. The newsman’s daughter says Cronkite never planned to include Simon in the document.

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“It was about my mother," says Nancy Cronkite. "Dad said to us, 'I don't want to marry Joanna out of respect for your mother, and I don't want to share my estate with her.'"
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