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Buffett to Perform at Cronkite Memorial

August 17th, 2009

A memorial service will be held next month in Manhattan for legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite and Jimmy Buffett, a close friend of Cronkite, will perform:

President Obama has been invited to eulogize Walter Cronkite, the legendary CBS News anchorman, at a memorial service in Manhattan next month, network sources said.

Former President Bill Clinton has accepted an invitation to speak at the service, to be held at Lincoln Center at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9.

Also speaking at the service will be Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News”; Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports; and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp.’s president and chief executive officer.

Performances are scheduled by Jimmy Buffett and Mickey Hart, who was a Grateful Dead drummer.

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