Walter Cronkite Remembered

September 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Walter Cronkite was remembered Wednesday for his long time contributions to journalism.President Obama, Former President Clinton, and a host of journalists gathered in New York City Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the former CBS anchorman.

Cronkite died in July at the age of 92. During the service colleagues and friends spoke highly of Cronkite, including former President Clinton who shared a story about Cronkite reaching out to him during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

"In 1998 we were up on Martha's Vineyard, and Walter Cronkite picked up the phone and, 'Betsy and I want you to go sailing with us. You and Hillary and Chelsea," said former President Bill Clinton, "he said, 'Somebody might take a picture of it, but so what?' I'll never forget that. At the time, I could have done with a picture of Walter Cronkite."

Cronkite is best remembered for his coverage of national events including the assassination of President Kennedy and the Apollo moon landing.

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