"We Came in Peace..." was created by artist-in-residence Eric Fuson and funded by Commerce Bank. It was dedicated November 4, 2016. Eric Fuson, Missouri Western artist-in-residence, and Corky Marquart, Commerce Bank Market President and CEO. Missouri Western president Dr. Robert Vartbedian addresses the crowd. Walter Cronkite was born November [...]
On July 11, 2016, Missouri Western State University and the Walter Cronkite Memorial debuted "And That's The Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. "And That's the Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" includes three parts: "Harry & Walter" explores the parallel lives of Missouri’s celebrated native sons President Harry S. [...]
The Truman Library hosted a presentation of "Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons." The 25-minute live production, offers a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of two of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Created as part of the Walter Cronkite Memorial experience, the production chronicles the intersecting lives of Truman and [...]
The third phase of the Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University opened to the public in November 2015. Phase III included the unveiling of a replica of the newsroom from which Cronkite anchored the CBS Evening News and the debut of the live multimedia production, "Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons."
November 10, 2015 With special guests in attendance that included Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corporation, and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Missouri Western State University formally opened a third phase of the Walter Cronkite Memorial during a dedication ceremony Nov. 9. The evening also included the premiere of a new live multimedia [...]
The Walter Cronkite Memorial opened to the public on November 4, 2013 with a dedication ceremony and luncheon.