Remembering Peter Jennings: 1938-2005

By Brian 

“Peter died with his family around him, without pain and in peace. He knew he had lived a good life.”

For the next five days, TVNewser will post messages of rememberance from colleagues, friends, competitors, viewers, and well-wishers.

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Here is the Associated Press story.
CNN’s video obituary: “Peter Jennings was born in Toronto, died in New York, and lived for the world’s news.”
Peter’s ABC News and Wikipedia bios.


“It is with a profound sadness and true sorrow that I report to you Peter Jennings has died, tonight, of lung cancer,” Charlie Gibson said on ABC News.

“None of us will be the same without him,” ABC News president David Westin said in a statement.

Early reactions from current and former colleagues.

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Jennings in his own words, part one: “I love the job. It gives a tremendous opportunity and access to the world every day.”

Jennings in his own words, part two: “I can not think of having had a more rewarding career.”

Writers describe the ABC anchorman as polished, sophisticated, complex and cool.