Brian Williams: 21st Century’s Walter Cronkite?

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Jon Friedman

With the speculation heating up about a CNN and CBS News combination, the individual most threatened would seem to be Brian Williams, the top-rated news anchor at 6:30 p.m.

But I can’t see Williams falling from the top spot. He is too good — and popular.

It may be too soon to anoint Williams as America’s Most Trusted person. But it has become clear that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor has established himself as the Walter Cronkite of the 21st century. More…