There are a few similarities between these two gentlemen from CBS. The Captain first appeared on CBS in 1955. Walter Cronkite wasn't the anchorman on CBS until 1962, but he was on TV at the same time as The Captain. They may not have looked a bit alike in the 60's, but over the years their appearances traveled the same trajectory. The Captain seems to have been cosmetically enhance, though. It didn't occur to me as a television-watching kid in the 'sixties that The Captain was wearing a wig. To me, these guys were equal.
I could trust that Walter Cronkite was telling the truth about Vietnam as surely as I could trust that Mr. Moose would drop ping pong balls on the Captain every time.
They left CBS around the same time, too. Walter retired in 1981, while CBS canceled The Captain in 1984.
It makes you wonder if there's really a parallel between these two gentlemen and trust on TV. It's kind of like quantum physics where, as I understand it, the very act of observing an object changes it's nature so that all reality is simply a matter of consciousness and mind. Ergo: If I observe a parallel between Captain Kangaroo and Walter Cronkite, there very well could actually be one, but it doesn't really matter because there is no Reality or Matter either.
You can find out about this stuff by watching lectures on TED: Ideas worth spreading. You can find out all kinds of stuff at TED.
The line between science and philosophy gets exceedingly blurry when discussing quantum physics. I like it, personally, because it all leads to a Namaste kind of place where the only conclusion is that our society is run by fear mongers who scare the shit out of the masses -- like when folks were buying duct tape at Walmart to protect their families from chemical and biological warfare after 9-11.
It's nice to believe that enlightened people could collectively focus our energies and think these bad guys out of existence, but I'm pretty sure everyone's chakras would have to be fairly well aligned. That's a tall order.
I just wish Walter Cronkite and Captain Kangaroo could appear night after night to our congress men and women like the ghosts in A Christmas Carol and scare them into actually reforming health care.