It marks so clearly the end of an era. The journalism I grew up in, the one I cherished and believed in, the one that saw itself as an important public service, seems gone for good now. The business of delivering news appears every day to slip farther and farther away from Walter Cronkite's dedication to the facts, undertatedness, and sincerity. He represented the class and dignity of our profession. He represented the best of us. He represented what we should all aspire to again.