Legends of media and politics gathered at New York's Lincoln Center to honor Walter Cronkite on Wednesday, reaffirming his reputation as the "most trusted man in America." Only hours before his major speech on health care, President Barack Obama attended the gathering, and told the crowd that he admired Cronkite's "view that journalism is more than just a profession. It is a public good, vital to our democracy." Bill Clinton also spoke, and said that Cronkite was "one of the most interesting men I ever saw." Many of Cronkite's colleagues in the news business were also in attendance, including Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, and Bob Schieffer. Cronkite was 92 when he died in July. He anchored the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981.