SHORT TAKES : Cronkite Focuses on Dinosaurs

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite says he has something in common with every “red-blooded human being"--a fascination with dinosaurs.

Cronkite was doing his part last week to publicize the great beasts of the past, spending time in Montana to film a documentary series on dinosaurs.

“It’s a fascinating project,” he said as an international crew filmed a segment northwest of Great Falls, Mont. “It’s something that I think will make an impact in America.”

The four-hour series produced by Canadian, British and German television will be shown in the United States on the Arts and Entertainment cable channel about a year from now.


Cronkite, 73, spoke with owners of the Bynum Rock Shop, who found the bones of baby dinosaurs that led to discovery of a key fossil site. The crew has also filmed a fossil dig near Circle, Mont., where the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered two years ago.