U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today issued this statement following his learning of the passing of legendary television news anchor Walter Cronkite.
"I came to this country at the time Walter Cronkite became the face of CBS News. I learned English by listening to him, and I knew I had learned when I could understand his news program. As he was for most Americans, he was a trusted voice in my life. Walter led an inspirational life and left an indelible mark on our society. Kitty and I hold his family in our thoughts and prayers."