Today Marks 100th Anniversary of Walter Cronkite’s Birthday Blog News 11/04/2016 Tweet The man, the myth, the legend. The most trusted man in America. Uncle Water. No matter what you call him, Walter Cronkite will live on as one of the greatest broadcasters of all time, and today would have marked his 100th birthday. The Legendary broadcast journalist reported and comforted a nation during some of the most trying times of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Cronkite covered World War II, Watergate, the Vietnam War and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To mark the 100th anniversary of his birthday, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State hosted “Cronkite Day” at the Newseum in Washington D.C.