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USPS considers stamp to honor Walter Cronkite

October 21, 2015 01:35

By Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director
We received notice this week from the United States Postal Service that it is considering a joint request from RTDNA and SPJ to honor the late CBS News Anchor and Managing Editor, Walter Cronkite, with a commemorative postage stamp.

The two organizations recommended the USPS consider issuing the stamp to commemorate Cronkite’s 100th birth anniversary, which occurs on November 4, 2016.

The “under consideration” designation is the first step toward a final decision on the request.  Because of the long lead times involved in this process, it could take many months to learn formally if the stamp will be issued.

In past years, the Postal Service has honored other famous journalists, including Edward R. Murrow. 

You can help by writing a note to the CSAC in support of this effort.  Its address is:
Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501

The issuance of a commemorative stamp honoring Cronkite would be a tremendous honor, not only for his family, but to our entire profession.  I hope you’ll take a moment to offer your support.


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