Speaking about Walter Cronkite, George Clooney said the following according to CBS and a released statement:
"I’m the son of a newsman, and it’s a huge part of my life, I grew up in a newsroom. I know Walter very well, we did a live television show. It’s fun to be around somebody who’s actually been part of real historical events. . . . His legacy will be one of the great legacies of great Americans. It sounds overstated, but it isn’t. He’s that important to us. Not just to generations before him but to generations coming up."
"He was the most important voice in our lives for thirty years. And that voice made people reach for the stars.I hate the world without Walter Cronkite."
Clooney co-wrote, co-starred in, and co-directed the movie "Good Night and Good Luck," which was about Cronkite’s colleague at CBS, Edward R Murrow.