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Walter Cronkite diesWith the passing of Walter Cronkite, I was reminded of how he was a part of my childhood.

Obviously he was a great newsman. But for me, he also introduced The Muppet Show.

My mother would watch the news every night. I usually didn’t, at least not when I was a little kid. I would come into the living room to watch The Muppet Show at 7:00pm, which began right after Cronkite’s signature sign off — no commercial break.

So, every night, I would see this (sans “Barnaby Jones” ad, or least I don’t remember that part):

And then this:

That was in New York. Not sure about the rest of the country.

Anyone else have a Walter Cronkite childhood memory?

Image: Wikipedia

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