Remembering Walter Cronkite: On Common Ground

by | July 20, 2009 at 1:01 PM | The Movies


Many people think that the passing of Walter Cronkite might mean the death of journalism with integrity. To get a sense of his monumental impact as a war correspondent, check out his commentary in On Common Ground, a remarkable documentary that brought German and American veterans of World War II back together on the battleground at Huertgen Forest, the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the entire conflict, to recount their memories and dig deeper at the questions that have been haunting them all for decades. Featuring rare archival footage and also input from Tom Brokaw and John Kenneth Galbraith, this is definitely a humbling look back at the Last Great War.