Tuesday, July 28, 2009

17 minutes with commercial breaks

"Americans listening to him—husbands finishing the meatloaf, wives stacking the dishes, children already in pyjamas—sometimes described him as the voice of God. God created the world in half an hour (17 minutes with commercial breaks) and then, at 7pm, rested: 'And that's the way it is on Friday, July 20th. For CBS News, I'm Walter Cronkite.'"
 
From the Economist's obituary of Walter Cronkite.