Walter Cronkite

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Walter Cronkite is a renowned, long-time television news anchor.

Tobacco industry documents

Walter Cronkite was featured in anti-smoking ads in the 1960s funded by the Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. In one ad broadcast in April, 1969 he referred to smoking cigarettes "self-imposed torture."[1]

In 1967, Philip Morris sponsored the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.[2]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. CBS Television Cigarette & Health News "Walter Cronkite" CBSTV Transcript. April 28, 1969, Brown & Williamson Bates No. 690007591A
  2. Cullman JF III, Weissman G, Philip Morris Philip Morris Incorporated 670000 Annual Report December, 1967. Bates No. 2048016078/6117
  3. Our Board of Directors & Advisors, National Press Foundation, accessed April 19, 2008.
  4. Staff, Center for War/Peace Studies, accessed September 7, 2008.
  5. Honorary Advisors, Free The Children, accessed September 8, 2008.
  6. Honorary Councillors, World Future Council, accessed January 5, 2009.
  7. Trustees, New England Aquarium, accessed September 2, 2009.

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