Univ. of Texas exhibit showcases Cronkite career

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

May 14, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The personal archive of the journalist known as the "Most Trusted Man in America" is on display in Austin, Texas.

Walter Cronkite's papers are housed at the University of Texas' Briscoe Center for American History. The center opens an exhibit covering Cronkite's personal and professional life Saturday.

It includes film clips and photographs, reporting notebooks, letters and personal items from his long career.

The exhibit at the LBJ presidential library on the university campus runs until January.

Briscoe Center executive director Don Carleton says he hopes it will inspire a new generation to appreciate the role of journalism in democracy.

Cronkite died last July at age 92.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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