For a generation of TV viewers, he was the man who delivered the news. Now he’s become a news story himself.

Walter Cronkite, who guided America through the Vietnam War, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy and man's landing on the moon, has passed away. He was 92.

The current news world is packed by competing newscasters on dozens of networks, but back when Cronkite was helming CBS News, he was simply the one everyone tuned in to. Known for the catchphrase “And that’s the way it is,” Cronkite was called the most-trusted man in America.

Cronkite anchored the CBS Evening News for 19 years before Dan Rather stepped in to take his place.

Cronkite got his start as a battlefield correspondent during the Second World War for the United Press before coming to CBS as a Washington correspondent in 1950.

The Missouri native moved to the fledgling CBS Evening News in 1962, where he was named anchor of the 15-minute nightly program, which became the first 30-minute network newscast the following year with him at the anchor desk.

From the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to publicly questioning U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War to the landing of the first man on the moon, Cronkite was known for a tell-it-like-it-is reporting style that was often tinged with genuine emotion.