PRESS RELEASE — Friday, July 11, 2014
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Anne Peterson at 373-7368
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the death of iconic newscaster Walter Cronkite, DIALOGUE presents an encore presentation of host Marcia Franklin's interview with historian Douglas Brinkley about his 2012 biography of Cronkite.
The program airs Friday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Sunday, July 20, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT.
In Cronkite, Brinkley (no relation to newscaster David Brinkley) brings the television anchor into focus, drawing on his access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends. Franklin and Brinkley discuss the highlights of Cronkite's career and what distinguished him from other broadcasters, as well as some of the eccentricities of Cronkite's personality that Brinkley discovered while researching the book.
In addition to teaching at Rice University, Brinkley is a fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. His writing covers a broad range of topics, including presidents, military campaigns, American leaders, Catholicism and Hurricane Katrina. He is the history commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Book Review and American Heritage.View or listen to DIALOGUE episodes in a variety of formats: