Words, After Death


After the death of Walter Cronkite in July, NASA released the following statement by Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong.

“For a news analyst and reporter of the happenings of the day to be successful, he or she needs three things: accuracy, timeliness, and the trust of the audience. Many are fortunate to have the first two. The trust of the audience must be earned.

“Walter Cronkite seemed to enjoy the highest of ratings. He had a passion for human space exploration, an enthusiasm that was contagious, and the trust of his audience. He will be missed.”

Sentiments like that about someone in the same field in which I work motivate me to be better — to be accurate, timely and trustworthy. Oh that someone would say something as kind after my death.

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