The Boiled Owls - Black Diamond Bay

‘And that’s the way it was, friday July 17, 2009. This was Walter Cronkite, CBS News; good night’.

On this day in 2009 TV personality Walter Cronkite died at his home in New York City, at the age of 92.

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon.

Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the broadcast's date.

The final stanza of Dylan’s ‘Black Diamond Bay’ begins with the lines:
I was sittin’ home alone one night in L.A.
Watchin’ old Cronkite on the seven o’clock news
 
Here’s the Boiled Owls during Jam At The Dam, July 6th, 2013 in Weatherly, PA

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