Morgan Freeman Replaces Walter Cronkite as the Voice of CBS News
Well, Couric's public image has come a long way since then. And, to be fair, it might strike some people as odd to hear Cronkite's baritone on the air night after night, considering he's dead and all.
But Morgan Freeman? To be sure, the man has a beautiful way of speaking -- which is why he's been hired to provide the voice for everything from Visa commercials to March of the Penguins. To replace perhaps the most revered figure in television news history with the guy who narrated War of the Worlds -- that's a little sad. When MSNBC started using Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider for promos, at least that was a little original. Freeman is gravitas in a can.