I have to say, though, that while we look at Cronkite and other reporters of his era as paragons of virtue, the press still had its biases back then, and even protected politicians whom they favored and attacked those they didn't, just like today. Look at how they shielded FDR from being seen in a wheelchair, how they ignored Kennedy's affairs, and how they attacked Nixon in 1960 at the debate.
Geeze! Can you imagine what those items would be like in today's world of news reporting and social media?!?!?