At no time did Cronkite express opposition to the war. He merely described what he saw and what people on the ground had said to him.
When the CBS News show “48 Hours” aired a segment a couple of weeks ago about a murder in Columbia, Mo., it altered a picture of the front page of the Columbia Daily Tribune the show used as a graphic. CBS has acknowledged the mistake, although it has not explained very well how it happened. But there is evidence CBS still doesn’t understand the seriousness of its action — particularly given the conclusion the show drew about the case.