CBS will pay tribute to the late Walter Cronkite with two programs airing on Sunday.
CBS News Sunday Morning, airing at 9/8 C, will remember the news industry's elder statesman with archival footage of his work and personal memories shared by journalism's best and brightest.
Then on Sunday at 7 pm, the CBS News special That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite celebrates the venerable newsman with remembrances from peers Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Charles Gibson, Katie Couric, Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams.
Also reflecting on Cronkite's legacy will be President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, Robin Williams and Spike Lee.
"Walter Cronkite represents the best of CBS News and the journalism profession as a whole," says Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports. "With a rare combination of confidence and familiarity, Walter left a personal mark on the most powerful stories of the 20th century — from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to space launches and the Vietnam War. His presence on screen was incomparable."
Cronkite passed way on Friday at age 92, following a battle with cerebrovascular disease.