February 13, 2012

A wall at the London Museum and Tea Room
Walter Cronkite writes..

The March 18, 1937 Texas School Explosion was one of reporter Walter Cronkite's first assignments.

Walter Cronkite later wrote:  "I did nothing in my studies nor in my life to prepare me for a story of the magnitude of that New London tragedy nor has any story since that awful day equaled it."

Excerpt from the book, "A Reporter's Life" by Walter Cronkite on Robert Hilliard's website: The New London School Disaster http://www.hilliard.ws/nlartic.htm (Scroll down to bottom of page.)