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Song Parodies -> "Cronkite Tonight"

Original Song Title:

"Heartache Tonight"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Cronkite Tonight"

Parody Written by:

Jim Rotondo

The Lyrics

Tribute to "The Most Trusted Man in America".
Somebody’s got to tell me news,
before the night is through.
Three murders and some overviews,
please turn to Channel 2.
Most Trusted in America,
Original Anchorman.
From space missions to the nightly war,
Including Vietnam.

I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, on 2.
I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight, ain’t you?
Lord, ain’t you?

Before Rather and Tom Brokaw,
There were the pioneers.
Assassinations and a burning bra,
I’m goin’ back some years.
CNN and MSNBC
are on but no one’s home.
I miss this cat, his name is Walter,
who’s bald and has no comb.

I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, on 2.
I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, ain’t you?
Lord, ain’t you?
Well he’s just sharp and he’s bright
Let Apollo take flight,
some Russians we’ll smite, doomed is their plight.
I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, ain’t you?

Cronkite baby.
Somebody’s got to tell me news,
Frank Reynolds won’t do.
Huntley-Brinkley with their wing-tip shoes
I smell a big pee-ew.
Everybody wants to hear Walter,
if it takes all night.
All America wants is another chance
to fly the highest kite.
I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, on 2.
I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, ain’t you?
Ain’t you?
You can watch some NBC
or tune to ABC
But I’m clicking CBS
The best I must confess
Cronkite tonight, Cronkite tonight on 2.
I’m gonna watch that Cronkite tonight,
Cronkite tonight, ain’t you?

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John Lomain - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm too young to have seen Cronkite on CBS but I've seen him on other stuff through the years. Excellent parody
Mark Scotti - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm "watching" this parody on channel 555!!! Miss that Cronkite. Great tribute, Jimbo!!!!
Jason - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Great stuff. 555
Jim Rotondo - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks John, Mark and Jason. Cronkite RULES!
John Barry - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
A great trip down memory lane.
Michael Pacholek - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
You're getting a five, and that's the way it is.
TJC - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Good night and Good Luck with these Murrowesque fives!
Jim - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you John, Michael and TJC!

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