This morning TVNewser attended the public memorial service for Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in New York City. The service included remarks from close friends including Andy Rooney and Bob Schieffer as well as major public figures including President Barack Obama who did not know Cronkite, and former President Bill Clinton, who struck up a friendship with Cronkite during what Clinton called a “tumultuous time” during his presidency.
The event was as much a history lesson as it was a remembrance and tribute. As Sony Chairman and former CBS News researcher-turned producer-turned president Sir Howard Stringer put it, “The history of broadcast journalism is the history of Walter Cronkite.” But while Cronkite may represent a bygone era, the service also provided an opportunity for journalists to reflect on how Cronkite’s standards will survive the changing media landscape
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