Cronkite Funeral Service to Be Webcast by CBS News
By Brian Stelter
CBS News will webcast the family funeral service for the former anchorman Walter Cronkite on Thursday.
The funeral for Mr. Cronkite, a pioneer of television news who was the anchor of the “CBS Evening News” from 1962 to 1981, will begin at 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan. The private service will include tributes by the “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney and Mr. Cronkite’s son, Chip, among others.
The network said it would stream the service on cbsnews.com...CBS said a grander memorial service was expected to be held at Lincoln Center in the coming weeks. No specific plans for it have been announced.
I've been trying to remember America
when Walter Cronkite of the handsome white hair was president
and there weren't any politicians.
When fireworks and immigration were both legal;
we wanted everyone to want us,
it proved we were the best.
I held a sparkler, the Statue of Liberty held a torch,
I expected my light to grow into hers.
I remember when boys who wore baseball caps
There were maps full of geography
but they were the past.
We had fast food, fast cars and movies
of the slowest kiss in the world,
the one that's still going on
but I can't see it anymore.
America. I grew up believing it worked
even though it didn't work for me.
Like all the sad housewives
sure their neighbors' marriages were happy,
watching afternoon soaps in empty houses
with the blinds pulled down.
It might even be better now
in the dark where nothing works.
We're all scared and the birthday cards
painted on the sky peeled off long ago.
No more pretending.
Everything's broken from promises to plumbing,
it's not just us anymore.
-drawing of Walter Cronkite by and courtesy of Barrie Maguire, NewsArt
-poem by Julia Vinograd from Berkeley Daze
-title quote by George Clooney, actor/director, in describing Cronkite
-graphic from tinypic