By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
I have just come from the memorial service for Walter Cronkite, and I must admit it has left me tumbling a bit, looking for something to hold onto. It was a palpable end to an era, the period at the end of the sentence. Two American presidents, captains of industry, bright lights of stage and screen and genuine American heroes turned out to remember the man who was a personal hero to many of us. Something very special and definitive happened today inside Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. All of us in attendance must make sure we take away more than just a program. There is a lesson in the way he lived his life, and in how he did his job. We won't ever see a man like Walter again. We won't ever see another anchorman like him. The best we can do is to try to live up to his example.
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