It certainly is the right of those who oppose the freedom to marry to defend, express and even propagandize their beliefs, but is it their right to impose their definition of morality on those who hold opposing views? The answer is a resounding 'no' from the large chorus of those who believe that our individual rights are precious and should not be trampled upon by even those of deep religious convictions, including those in their own churches. Cronkite was among the first celebrity anchormen.
Basketball first showed a tendency toward progress when center Jason Collins came out after the season. Collins worked with Sports Illustrated writer Frank Lidz in crafting his story about coming out to the world. Collins said he released the story after speaking to his family and friends.
Walter Cronkite died last week. I realized Walter summarized a lot of who I am and what I have become. Let me try to explain and tell you about my friend Walter.
Brokaw, 74, is probably the last in the line of American television journalists that began in the fifties with Edward R. He has a sonorous, reassuring voice and seems to be, by all accounts, a very decent man. His opinions are moderately liberal, but safely—and banally—within the parameters of the political and media elite.
He was the avatar of trust, the man from whom more people received more good news or bad than any other person for nearly two decades. He still has the copious eyebrows, the ones that--depending on what angle they assumed--embellished a news story with more interpretation than any number of words could. But the once-distinguished gray hair is now snow white.
He flourished in the bargain and lived a heck of a life. None of that will come as news to the world he so reliably informed, but it is carefully and colorfully laid out in "Cronkite" Harperthe just-released biography by Douglas Brinkley. The CBS Newsman emerges from its pages in a form that will be fully recognizable to his viewers and admirers: as the intrepid newshound, the reassuring authority, the cultural colossus who called himself "a reluctant big shot," upon whom was thrust the unsought mantle of "most trusted man in America" and who never betrayed that public trust.
As Walter Cronkrite read a story about in the Middle East, Segal leaped in front of the camera with his sign, forcing the network feed to go black for several seconds. Technicians tackled Segal and wrapped him in cable wire while they waited for the police. When the cameras came back on.
Tuesday, Sept. Arizona delegates applaud platform on illegal immigration. Arizona delegates trading ideas on boosting Latino vote for Democrats. For Arizona delegates in Charlotte, interests vary but goal is the same.
A scandalized nation needs to know. I spent a lot of time in the next couple days hoping to see a replay. And then in the replays I didn't see anything at all of interest.