“Why Egypt? Why Did This Become The Cradle Of Civilization?”

A clip from Walter Cronkite’s sit-down with Anwar Sadat in the shadows of the pyramids, in 1977, four years before the Egyptian president was assassinated, in which Sadat denies slave labor was used to build the incredible tombs.

In 2006, Cronkite called it the most important interview he ever did, largely because Sadat, though mostly an uninteresting speaker, announced out of the blue that he would go to Israel, an offer the anchor initially misunderstood. Cronkite ultimately helped broker the trip.