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WATCH IT LIVE: Legendary Newsman Walter Cronkite's Funeral

WATCH LIVE FUNERAL COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite's funeral will be held today at St. Bartholomew's Church.

The ceremony for the CBS news anchorman is scheduled to be held at the Manhattan church that Cronkite attended, his family announced.

Andy Rooney, of the CBS show "60 Minutes" and Cronkite's son Chip Cronkite are scheduled to be among the speakers.

Cronkite, who was known as "the most trusted man in America", died at the age of 92 on July 17.

From 1962 to 1981, when he sat at the pinnacle of television news, Cronkite was looked at as the model of what a news anchor should be.

Soon after his death glowing remembrances about Cronkite came from many in the news business and newsmakers.

Mike Wallace of "60 Minutes" said, "He was the first great reporter. They don't come any better."

President Barack Obama said "Walter was always more than just an anchor. He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was family."

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