The late Walter Cronkite learned the craft of journalism working for his high school paper in Houston and later for the Daily Texan at the University of Texas in Austin. One day in late March of 1935, he was sent to interview a visiting writer who was to speak at Hogg Auditorium on the campus.

But not just any ordinary visiting writer.  She was none other than Gertrude Stein, in the midst of her triumphant American tour which was her only visit to her native land between her move to Paris in 1903 and her death there 43 years later.

The article can be found here. Unfortunately, it is not accompanied by a photo of the 18-year-old Cronkite meeting the author of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (indeed, he also met Alice). That would be worth seeing.