Yesterday, numerous bold-faced names were at Lincoln Center for a memorial in honor of late CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite. President Obama was on hand to pay tribute, "I did not know Mr. Cronkite personally. But I have benefited as a citizen from his dogged pursuit to find truth, his passionate defense of the truth of reporting. Walter wasn't afraid to rattle the high and the mighty...Too often, we fill that void [today] with instant commentary and celebrity gossip and the softer stories that Walter disdained, rather than the hard news and investigative journalism he championed." Other speakers included CBS News anchor Katie Couric, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former President Clinton and singer Jimmy Buffett, who performed "Son of a Son of a Sailor."
CBS News, the Observer, Daily News, and NY Times all have write-ups of the celebration of the broadcaster's life. And here's CBS News' segment on the service: