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CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Remembered at New York City Funeral

Mourners gathered Thursday to bid farewell to legendary "Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite at his star-studded New York City funeral.

Cronkite's casket was carried in to the private ceremony about 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Bartholomew's Church in midtown Manhattan.

The service drew scores of Hollywood's glitterati, as well as his loved ones, friends and colleagues.

Cronkite died Friday at his Manhattan home at age 92.

Broadcast journalists — co-workers, competitors, successors — entered the church, including Connie Chung, Bob Schieffer, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Charles Gibson, Matt Lauer, Tom Brokaw, Morley Safer and Meredith Vieira.

Celebrities including actor Jerry Stiller were among the other famous attendees.

Spectators lined both sides of Park Avenue, looking on as the casket arrived.

Earlier, flowers arrived from Yoko Ono, who wrote: "Walter, my son Sean and I will always remember you! for your kind word to us. You will be missed. With love, Yoko Ono Lennon."

Although the service was planned as a traditional burial service from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, announced speakers included "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney and longtime Cronkite producer Sanford Socolow, as well as son Chip Cronkite.

For his reporting, Cronkite came to be called "the most trusted man in America" and was widely considered the premier TV journalist of his time. He anchored "The CBS Evening News" from 1962 until 1981.

Cronkite will be buried in Missouri.

Click here for a video report looking back at Cronkite's life

Click here for photos from Cronkite's career

ON THE SCENE: Remembering 'The Cronk'

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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