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From the Archives

Esteemed news anchor Walter Cronkite with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Torrey C. Brown, waterman Willard Dutton, EPA Regional Administrator Thomas Eichler, and State Senator Bernie Fowler at St. Mary’s in 1983.

In this picture from the SMCM archives, Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) moderates a panel discussion, "The Chesapeake: Who Will Save the Bay?" held at St. Mary's on November 8, 1983. This town meeting, sponsored by The Enterprise newspaper, aired the views of watermen, agriculturists, environmentalists, politicians, and industrialists.

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