Colleagues of the late ITV News presenter Sir Alastair Burnet spoke today of the standards, values and qualities he instilled in television news and how he inspired those who worked with him at ITN, and beyond.
Newsreaders past and present attended a memorial service celebrating the life of the broadcaster who passed away earlier this year at the age of 84.
Former colleague Alastair Stewart delivered a tribute, describing him as "my guide, my mentor and my friend."
He added: "I miss him and think of him every day."
Former ITN Editor-in-Chief, Sir David Nicholas, spoke of how News At Ten became a permanent fixture in the television schedule because of his professionalism.
The bulletin was initially given a 13-week trial by ITV in 1967.
Sir Alastair Burnet anchored numerous elections, the first Moon landing and the wedding of the Prince of Wales to the then Lady Diana Spencer, as well as becoming known for his royal documentaries.
He retired as host of News At Ten in 1991.
Although best remembered for his years working as a newscaster and reporter for ITN, Sir Alastair also spent some time at the BBC, as well as editing the Daily Express.
And he somehow found time to edit The Economist alongside his TV career.
Friend, and former Editor of the Sunday Times, Andrew Neil said:
Former News At Ten presenter Sir Trevor McDonald described him as a genius:
ITV News' Paul Davies reports on the service: