(From The New York Times -- By Brian Stelter)
CBS NEWS is retiring WALTER CRONKITE's voice, nearly six months after the esteemed anchorman died.
Beginning Monday, the actor MORGAN FREEMAN will read the introduction to THE CBS EVENING NEWS.
When Mr. Cronkite died in July, CBS said it would retire his voice-over, but then changed its mind for the time being.
"We knew that, at some point, it would be time to transition," RICK KAPLAN, the Executive Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS, said Monday. "The time was right."
Listen to audio of Morgan Freeman's introduction here.
Morgan Freeman Becomes CBS Evening News Announcer