Remembering Peter: For “Driving Home The Risks Of Smoking”

By Brian 

The Aug. 22 issue of Newsweek explores lung cancer and includes an appreciation by Jonathan Alter.

Alter is blunt in his description of Jennings’ addiction: “He began coughing and feeling fatigued last fall, but was not diagnosed until March. His cancer was inoperable, though he tried chemotherapy and experimental radiation.”

And he concludes: “After all the old video deteriorates, Peter Jennings will be remembered most for two things: standing up for international reporting and driving home the risks of smoking. Each, in its own way, has the power to save people’s lives. He did, and he will.”