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Statement from Walter Cronkite’s Family

Following last week’s reports about the health of legendary CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite, the Cronkite family sent us the following statement. Chip Cronkite, Walter Cronkite’s son, tells us he and his sisters wanted to set the record straight about their father’s health.

“In order to dispel false rumors, Walter Cronkite’s family wants it known that he has apparently suffered for some years with cerebrovascular disease and he is not expected to recuperate. He is resting comfortably at home with family, friends, and a wonderful medical team. We thank you for your prayers and good wishes.”

The family also sent the statement to the New York Post’s Linda Stasi, who has a story in today’s paper, as well as to Newsday’s Verne Gay who has been covering the story closely.

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