Someone at the Chicago Tribune went crazy with the search-and-replace while writing Walter Cronkite's obituary—replacing every instance of "Cronkite" with "Mr. Cronkite."
His last regularly scheduled assignment with CBS News was a 90-second radio segment called "Walter Mr. Cronkite's 20th Century."
Johnson reportedly turned to an aide and said, "If I've lost Mr. Cronkite, I've lost Middle America."
The son and grandson of dentists, he was born Walter Leland Mr. Cronkite Jr. on Nov. 4, 1916, in St. Joseph, Mo.
At home, he was "gregarious," relishing "spinning a one-line joke out into an elaborate shaggy dog story," daughter Kathy Mr. Cronkite once recalled.
Mr. Cronkite's survivors include his son, Walter Mr. Cronkite III, who is known as Chip; and daughters Kathy and Nancy. [Link, via Language Log]