The minute you write a column about journalism and its ethic of getting it right, you can count on something in that column being wrong. It's practically a rule of thumb, just as it is a rule of thumb that any column that makes wisecracks about other people's grammar will invaluably contain a grammatical mistake itself.
So in my Tuesday column about Walter Cronkite, I mistakenly attributed Frank Reynolds' on-air temper tantrum to coverage of the Kennedy Assassination in Dallas when, in fact, it occurred during the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981.
This much is certain: it's never easy reporting an assassination or an assassination attempt on the air while people watch.
And, admittedly, few have ever anchored on-air breaking news as authoritatively as Walter Cronkite.