Ex-CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite says he misses television journalism, but has kept busy sailing and working occasionally since retiring eight years ago.
"Every time there's a big breaking story, I wish I were sitting there at the desk making decisions on how we're going to cover it, who ought to cover it," said the man once considered America's most trusted newsman.Cronkite was in Annapolis, Md., on Monday for a meeting of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland's College of Journalism.
Cronkite, an avid sailor, said he is still busy with work as a special correspondent for CBS News, remains on CBS' board of directors and has been involved with numerous projects for CBS and the Public Broadcasting Service.
But the part-time work fails to take the place of the hectic day-to-day pace of journalism.
"Right now, the developments in Eastern Europe, gee, I'd like to be on top of that story," he said.