Cronkite Bust Unveiled at MWSU

By Sean Everson | severson@kq2.com

Published 07/16 2014 11:35AM

Updated 07/16 2014 09:52PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University has a new addition.

A bronze bust of the legendary newsman born in St. Joseph was unveiled inside Spratt Hall Wednesday.

The longtime television journalist was known as "the most trusted man in America."

The piece was created by Missouri Western art instructor Eric Fuson.

Fuson spent more than a year and a half working on the project to make sure every detail brought Cronkite to life.

"I attempted to try to bring that human side to him," said Fuson. "He was so very direct in his approach to bringing the news to us. But yet everybody I talked to that knew him said he was a genuine article. He wasn't just another talking head, he was the real deal."

Cronkite died in 2009 at the age of 92

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