Walter Cronkite died a few days ago. He was a great broadcast journalist. Michael Jackson died almost a month ago. He was a great entertainer. Cronkite got some well deserved publicity, but not nearly as much as Jackson. It continues to puzzle me that people prefer entertainers to great people, especially entertainers who seem bizarre.
The Capital Times has this commentary on Cronkite.
Cronkite was called the most trusted man in America. "Journalism is what we need to make democracy work," he was quoted in the article.