‘ABC World News’ Honors Peter Jennings

By Alex Weprin Comment

Saturday marked five years since “ABC World News” anchor Peter Jennings passed away from lung cancer.

The network remembered the star journalist with a package looking at that day and his career, as well as providing some updated statistics on smoking and lung cancer. As David Muir said on the night’s broadcast:

“Always the reporter, he would likely want us to ask, has anything changed? And so tonight, new numbers that even Peter would welcome.”

Muir ends the report with a letter from a viewer, who says they had not touched a cigarette since Jennings’ death.