As the Worm Turns: Stern, Sully and the Bush Backlash
By Maureen Farrell
Thirty-six years ago, Walter Cronkite returned from a visit to Vietnam and set the nation straight. "We've been too often disappointed by the optimism of the American leaders, both in Vietnam and Washington, to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest clouds, " he said. "For it seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate."
"If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost the country
," President Johnson remarked.