Walter Cronkite's star-studded funeral: And that's the way it was


Walter Cronkite didn't get a burial at sea, but it wasn't far off.

Time and again over the course of his funeral service, held this afternoon at St. Bartholomew's Church in midtown Manhattan, friends of the network news legend, who died last week at 92, brought up his outsized love of sailing. One recalled that Cronkite was known as "the Commodore" of the multivessel yachting expeditions he liked to lead. Another friend, former Tonight Show producer Bill Harbach, read John Masefield's "Sea-Fever," a poem about sailing that Harbach says he recited to the former CBS anchor on his deathbed.