CBS Will No Longer Use Cronkite’s Nightly Introduction to Katie Couric

Jul 20, 2009  •  Post A Comment

With the death of Walter Cronkite on Friday, July 17, CBS News had decided to no longer use Cronkite’s recorded announcement introducing Karie Couric and the evening news, the New York Times reports.

The announcement, used since Couric started, had Cronkite saying, simply, "This is the ‘CBS Evening News with Katic Couric.’"

Sean McManus, president of CBS News, told the TImes that it was "probably not appropriate" to use the announcement after Cronkite’s death.

—Chuck Ross


  1. That’s funny: I listen almost every night and did not realize it was Walter’s voice. How weird is that?

  2. I EMPHATICALLY disagree — CBS should continue using the Cronkite opening. Nothing could be MORE appropriate!

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