He bore witness to history in times of social and political upheaval -- protest, riots, war, assassinations and wondrous achievement -- to emerge "the most trusted man in America."
And that's the way it is, Friday, July 17, 2009.
"Today, so much media doesn't try to reach a mass audience, with all its unpredictable diversity and variations. They look for like-minded people who want a view of the news that will reassure them that they're right — that "that's the way it is." But in the welter of news sources, who will they trust to tell them when it's not? "
Scott Simon -- NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, June 18, 2009