For those of you who do not know who he is, the short version would be... He was one of the most reverred, influential, intelligent, highly respected reporter/journalist and writers of the 20th Century. He was so influential, that after visiting Vietnam, he declared on national television that we could not win that war. When President Lyndon Johnson heard that, he said "if I've lost Walter Cronkite, I've lost middle America". He was a major player in the beginning of the end of our involvement in Vietnam. If anyone deserves a farewell tribute, it is Walter Cronkite.