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Object Name: Pin-back button
Date: 1984
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Description: Circular pin-back button with yellow letters on black; in center, black-and-white photo portrait of Walter Cronkite; text around edge: "CRONKITE/ IN 84."
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Jakobson
Object Number: 2013.25.20
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Walter Cronkite was a much respected radio and television reporter and the anchor of CBS Evening News from 1972 to 1981. Frustrated by the choice between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale in the 1984 presidential election, there were some who posited that Cronkite would make a good alternative. He never appeared on the ballot.