Upcoming Events

"King & Cronkite" Live Performance

Monday, September 12 • 7:30 p.m.
at the Walter Cronkite Memorial, Missouri Western State University


"And That's The Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" Live Performance

Friday, September 23 • 7:30 p.m.
at the Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York City

"And That's The Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" will be headed to New York - Lincoln Center to be exact! For more information about this event, please contact us directly at (816) 271-4119 or via facebook. For more information about the play, visit https:// www.missouriwestern.edu/ wcm/credits-trilogy.html


"Cronkite" Live Performance

Sunday, September 25 • 2:30 p.m.
at the Newseum, Washington D.C.

Our original play, "Cronkite," will be performed at the Newseum's Knight TV Studio in Washington, DC. Free with Newseum admission. Seating is on a space-available basis. For more information about the event, please contact( 816) 271-4119, message us via facebook, or visit http://www.newseum.org/ event/cronkite/. For more information about the play, please visit http:// www.cronkitelive.com/.


Celebrating the Centennial of Native Son Walter Cronkite's Birth - Open House

Saturday, November 5
at the Walter Cronkite Memorial, Missouri Western State University

Walter Cronkite was born November 4, 1916, and 100 years later, we are celebrating at the Walter Cronkite Memorial! Join us for an open house on Saturday, November 5. Admission is always free. This includes a performance of the "And That's The Way It Is" trilogy, as well as the unveiling of Missouri Western's artist-in-residence, Eric Fuson's Apollo II sculpture.



Past Events

"And That's The Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey"

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
at Union Sation Kansas City

"And That's the Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" includes three parts: "Harry & Walter" explores the parallel lives of Missouri’s celebrated native sons President Harry S. Truman and Walter Cronkite. Starring Ken Remmert as Truman and Jim Korinke as Cronkite. "King & Cronkite: A Live Multimedia Performance" features the words of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the reflections of Cronkite on the civil rights movement. Starring Korinke as Cronkite and Walter Coppage as King. "Cronkite: A Live Multimedia Performance" is based on an interview of Cronkite on CNN's "Larry King Live" one year after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Cronkite reflects on that event and other events he covered during his career. Starring Korinke as Cronkite. Conceived by Dr. Robert Vartabedian, president of Missouri Western State University, the shows are part of the Walter Cronkite Memorial, located on the Missouri Western campus. From July 1-13, Union Station will feature a special exhibit on Walter Cronkite, created by Missouri Western's artist-in-residence, Eric Fuson '88.


"Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons"

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.
at the Truman Library, 500 W. US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050

The Truman Library will host a presentation of "Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons." This 25-minute live production, offers a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of two of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Created as part of the Walter Cronkite Memorial experience, the production chronicles the intersecting lives of Truman and Cronkite, dramatically combining live performance, images and broadcast footage for an immersive audience event. The show is free and open to the public. More information to follow.


Walter Cronkite Memorial Dedication Walter Cronkite Memorial Luncheon Walter Cronkite Memorial Phase III Dedication
Memorial Dedication  
November 4, 2013
Memorial Luncheon  
November 4, 2013
Phase III Dedication  
November 9, 2015