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Cronkite gets NATPE nom for local TV Iris Award

Former CBS anchor competes with piece titled 'Connecticut and the Sea'

And you thought Walter Cronkite had retired.

Cronkite’s work on a local TV piece for WEDH Hartford, Conn., has earned the broadcaster his first Iris Award nomination. NATPE announced the noms for its 34th annual Iris Awards, the only national kudos given for local TV and cable programming.

Cronkite will compete in the individual achievement in on-camera talent category with a piece titled “Connecticut and the Sea.” He’s up against Angela Cain and Gretchen Carlson of KXAS Fort Worth, Texas, as well as Jack Gallagher of KVIE Sacramento and Rich Newberg of WIVB Buffalo.

Nominations were narrowed down from a record number of entries in nine categories.

KING Seattle, WCPO Cincinnati and WRAL-TV Raleigh, N.C., led the nominations with four each.

Final judging for the Irises takes place Sept. 15, and winners will be flown to Los Angeles for the Oct. 16 awards ceremony.

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