In 1988, legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite made the Briscoe Center the permanent home for his personal and professional papers . A year later Cronkite asked the center’s director Don Carleton to assist him with the research and preparation of his autobiography. Over a four year period, Carleton interviewed Cronkite multiple times to record recollections of his extraordinary life and career. They produced more than sixty hours of recordings and thirteen hundred pages of transcripts. While Cronkite used the interviews as the basis for his 1996 memoir, A Reporter’s Life, the interviews themselves were not published until 2010 when Carleton edited them for the book Conversations with Cronkite.