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The Time Gay Activists Interrupted Walter Cronkite On The CBS Evening News

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jun 5, 2012
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    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      What a great story! Who knew? Thanks Queerty! Keep it up!

      Jun 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      JAYKAY: “Mark Segal should have been put to death for for trespassing. It’s because of liberal hoodlums like him that America now knows that homosexuals exists via the evils of television. Because of him, I had to marry that manly broad I call a wife just so I won’t get bashed in my hick town.”

      There you go, honey. I’ve already posted a comment that more or less summarizes your view over such matters. I know that it may seem too proactive of me but I just don’t want you to waste time commenting on Queerty when you can be doing the things that you love–painting Fred Phelps’ house… or sending your nude pictures to Jenna Talackova with such witty comments like “get your penis back to get with this.” :)

      Jun 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      When I volunteered at Out Of The Closet Thrift Shop, New York City’s first AIDS charity store, Walter Cronkite called up and offered a donation for us to sell which we went to pick up at his East Side townhouse. When we arrived, hearing him talking in the next room, we were given a fine collection of his old formal wear (tuxedos etc.). He was only one of many important and famous donors, but he was the kind of journalist we don’t see much of today.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      The trail blazers and the ones that helped open the doors for us. Thank you Mr. Mark Segal and Happy Pride!

      Jun 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      And of course, let’s not forget our straight allies who are intelligent and caring enough to learn about what they don’t know so that with their influence that can help us change the world. GREAT JOB MR. CONKRITE!

      PS Great to hear that Segal gentleman is alive and kicking with the Philadelphia Gay News.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      There’ll always be spin doctors like Cronkite to distract attention from the media’s real agenda, which is to use us as a distraction from political and financial corruption. So Cronkite throws a fund raiser. Big deal. He also put forward the con of media objectivity for who knows how many decades. Please Mary. Cronkite is a con man of commercial media, no matter how many fund raisers he throws. By legitimizing a media that still trashes us daily, he’s done a thousand times more harm to us.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jaack
      jaack

      JAYKAY blamed TV for his “hick town” and marrying a woman he hates. Why didn’t he get out to San Fran or NYC or South Beach? We had FAIR & less biased reporting with Cronkite. The network will always have its biases. The Phil Gay News is a fine newspaper led by Segal (www.epgn.com). Do some reading instead of bashing. If you have a chance to marry USE it before it is taken away. I wasn’t in Ca. until after the election & couldn’t get married to the man I love in Ca.. I went to Connecticut and got married there Dec 23, 2008, our XMAS present after 31 years together

      Jun 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raymond Saint-Pierre
      Raymond Saint-Pierre

      Message from the Jurassic age of Faggotry. Walter Cronkite was a man of his word. And he told the truth when the information was presented to him. He did so about Vietnam, Watergate, and countless other issues among them civil rights for the black community, women, and lgbt communities. He truly gave meaning to the word “integrity”. Like Edward Murrow, he stood up for what was right and did not bow to media bureaucrats like our omnipresent Roger Ailes. Shame on those of you who can’t/or won’t remember/learn history. In this case, the facts speak for themselves. WTFDIK

      Jun 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      Look at everyone applauding this because it happened so long ago, if any of those “annoying gay groups” did that today you would all be clamoring how stupid it would be.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      @jaack: Was JAYKAY’s original comment deleted? I see people commenting on his entry, but I don’t see what he wrote.

      By the way, I ALWAYS laugh at the CONservatives who come here. They’re SO transparent.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snj
      Snj

      I love Mark Segal. He remains a potent force around LGBTQ issues. In Philadelphia, he helped to secure the building that houses the William-Way LGBTQ community center. And most recently has spearheaded a successful effort to secure federal funding and land to build an LGBTQ senior housing complex. His paper continues to win press awards and Mark has long been considered a local power broker (in a good sense) in Philly politics.

      Jun 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rood
      Rood

      I can confirm that the incident made a deep impression on Mr. Cronkite.

      Two weeks after the event, in Arizona, I cooked Christmas dinner for the Cronkite family (plus some 100 other guests). After dinner, and after some Holiday entertainment, Mr. Cronkite held forth at a late evening cocktail party, during which he specifically mentioned the incident … told us all about it. For all the world-shaking news items he had covered in those two weeks, he chose to talk about the gay raid. Obviously it was on his mind.

      He seemed taken aback by the whole affair. I presume this was before the court session, as he laughed slightly, as he told the story, as though he expected us to laugh with him. I sensed he expected everyone to see it as a blatant example of pure effrontery on the part of the gay activists, but if so he was mistaken. I want to think our failure to laugh told him something.

      It’s great to hear how it all came out …

      Jun 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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