The St. Louis based American Mustache Institute
is today honoring one of its own: famed newsman Walter Cronkite
who passed away Friday
at the age of 92.
For 19 years (1962-1981) Cronkite's grace, charm and caterpillar-like lip warmer, earned the trust of millions of Americans watching the CBS Evening News.
"Uncle Walter" is how many referred to him. "Mustachiopithicus
" is how his friends at the AMI referred to the great Walter Cronkite.