Cronkite, 90, Will Be On Retirement Living TV

O fer gawd’s sake, they have opened the crypt and released Walter Cronkite to appeal to the “retirement crowd.”

Look at this sad old man:


He’s holding the hand of a man next to him on the way to the funeral of a friend. That’s sad. Stay retired Walter.

Cronkite will return to TV on the new Retirement TV channel.

The channel is geared to viewers 55 years old and up and is currently available in 28 million U.S. homes through Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.’s cable systems and satellite broadcaster DirecTV, based in El Segundo, California. The network’s current eight hours of daily programming is schedule to expand to 24 next month.

You were the man that defined network news in a classy way. You were are the most trusted man in television. Leave it. Don’t become Larry King.

You were excited, speechless, with tears when man first landed on the moon. I don’t want to watch your frail shaky body and listen to your weak voice deliver news and/or commentary.

I’m in your target audience. I don’t want to see what I might become. I want to see what I used to be.

Stay retired, please?

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Cronkite, 90, Will Be On Retirement Living TV — 8 Comments

  1. A TV channel for the over 55s? What for? Are we a different species? Do we speak a different language?

    If it comes over here to Ireland it can join the shopping channels, the Asian channels, the God channels, the wine channels and all the other crap I never even bother to look at ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You betcha. I program my TV to skip all those. Consequently there are only about 8 channels left.

  3. ah! that was amusing. poor guy. the “news” just stays in your blood. you just can’t shake it loose but yea, turning into another Larry King would be sad. Being that Larry King does look half dead. Maybe if they “hip” him up a bit for ya, 60? Wear an iPod, start a ranty blog, understand cool Korean lingo from that popseoul site…that kind of thing?

  4. LOL, now that’s a great idea! What would be his street name. WaCro?
    Walt Daddy? TV Cool Cro?

  5. Frankly, I like the idea of Walter being on TV. He’s still smarter than the idiots that I see on other news media. I like the idea of TV for Elders, too. They did a wonderful thing on Elderbloggers and they cover topics of interest to those of us who are older. Face it — we’re getting old and you can run but you can’t hide no matter how you try!

  6. I disagree with everything you wrote. ๐Ÿ™‚ But thanks for stopping by, come again soon.