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Cronkite list includes Obama

August 18, 2009|Associated Press

The White House says President Obama is among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at a memorial service for the late CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite next month.

The memorial is set for Sept. 9 at New York's Lincoln Center. A CBS executive -- who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans aren't finalized -- said the public would be invited to attend, with ticket arrangements to be announced later. The anchorman once known as "the most trusted man in America" died at age 92 last month.

The speakers list isn't complete, but the executive said Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Andy Rooney, Buzz Aldrin, Bob Schieffer and Tom Brokaw are expected.

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