The Way It Was: Walter Cronkite's Memorial

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yesterday friends and family gathered in New York City to say farewell to one of the nation's most beloved figures: Walter Cronkite. The TV anchor and star journalist was memorialized by an all-star cast of friends including Jimmy Buffett, who sang a song for his sailing buddy; former President Bill Clinton, who remembered a friendly gesture during a difficult time; and President Barack Obama, who stopped by before addressing a joint session of Congress. The Takeaway's guest host Lynn Sherr remembers her old friend and neighbor.

Below is President Bill Clinton's speech from the memorial service. Click through to see the eulogies from President Obama, Bob Schieffer, and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

President Barack Obama: Bob Schieffer: and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart:

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