Walter Cronkite: “The most trusted man in America” and His Hopes for a New World Order

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LTRP Note: Walter Cronkite, who was once called “the most trusted man in America,”1 has died. As the following article by WorldNetDaily points out, he had been involved with American news reporting for as far back as most people can remember. But what the article below also points out is that Walter Cronkite had a propensity for a one-world government.

One thing the WorldNetDaily article does NOT say is that Cronkite had worked with New Age leader Marianne Williamson in the lobbying group to bring about a Department of Peace. In Ray Yungen’s book, For Many Shall Come in My Name, he discusses this effort:

Williamson and Cronkite, along with Congressman Dennis Kucinich, are trying to convince the US government to start a cabinet-level Department of Peace within the executive branch via House bill HR808. The fact that someone as mainstream as Walter Cronkite would align himself with the openly metaphysical Williamson bespeaks of the current spiritual climate of our society. Incidentally, the campaign to start the Department of Peace is gaining momentum and currently has the support of over 60 U.S. Representatives and Senators and has local grassroot chapters in over 200 congressional districts.2

Following the WorldNetDaily article are links to Lighthouse Trails articles about the New Age effort to bring about a Department of Peace and the implications of having such a Department would have.

“Meet the real Walter Cronkite”
by Joseph Farah

WASHINGTON–Walter Cronkite is dead at 92–but most Americans, many of whom considered him “the most trusted man” in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor – still don’t know what motivated him and how he secured such an influential and lofty position.

He was like a grandfatherly institution in the early days of TV. People believed him. Uncle Walter wouldn’t lie, America believed.

Thus, when he gave his opinions, they had impact. One example was his report on the Tet offensive in Vietnam, which is credited with swinging the tide of opinion against the war.

Even in his death, however, nobody has addressed how and why an otherwise obscure figure at the time was elevated to become the most prominent anchorman on television.

The story was told publicly in the July 10, 2000, edition of the Nation, a Marxist-oriented journal, in a report on death of Blair Clark, who served as editor of the Nation from 1976 through 1978: “Whether it was calling on Philip Roth to recommend a Nation literary editor or persuading CBS News president Richard Salant to make Walter Cronkite anchor of CBS Evening News, Blair had a gift for the recognition and recruitment of excellence.” Read more…

Related Information on the Department of Peace:
Social/Political Activism and the New Age

The New Age Department of Peace

The Election is Over – What About the Department of Peace?

1. Laura Tuma, “Walter Cronkite, ‘The most trusted man in America'” (University of Texas at Austin, Utopia, Texas Tribute, Spring 1997,
2. Ray Yungen, For Many Shall Come in My Name (Silverton, OR: Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 2007), p. 57. See the Campaign to Establish a U.S. Department of Peace website:

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