Friday saw the passing of “the most trusted man in America, ” Walter Cronkite. He was 92 years-old and surrounded by family at his Manhattan home at the time of his death. Below is a statement by the Los Angeles Press Club who honored him with the Joseph M. Quinn Award in 1981. You may also click here for the online version.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
For Immediate Release
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L.A. Press Club Mourns the Loss of America’s Premiere Anchorman
Walter Cronkite was honored with the Joseph M. Quinn Award for lifetime achievement in 1981
HOLLYWOOD, CA. The Joseph M. Quinn Memorial Award for journalistic achievement and distinction is the highest honor bestowed by the Los Angeles Press Club. Winners join a select group of distinguished journalists, including a number of Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award winners.
“In giving him our highest award, the Los Angeles Press Club was proud to have recognized Cronkite as America’s premiere anchorman,” said Press Club President Chris Woodyard, a reporter for USA TODAY. “His credibility, talent and objectivity will be sorely missed.”
The award was named in honor of Joe Quinn, a veteran reporter, war correspondent and wire service editor who took over a floundering City News Service in the mid-1950s and built it into a successful newsgathering organization. Daily News city hall reporter, Rick Orlov, was this year’s recipient.