Remembering Peter: His Sense Of Humor

By Brian 

Michael Schulder, now an Atlanta-based senior executive producer for CNN, worked as a writer for ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings from 1991 to 1996. He filed this essay for

“Peter had a reputation for being somewhat frugal. When I heard he had a personal trainer who was having him run up and down the steps of his apartment building while so many others were using expensive Stairmasters, I joked that if there’s one thing Peter can’t resist, it’s free stairs. When I told that joke in front of a large gathering, Peter doubled over with laughter. He really did have a sense of humor about himself.”

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