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Posted: 8/7/2005 7:47:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 7:55:21 PM EDT by SevenMMmag]
Just now. breaking news....Jennings has died.

Waiting for more info
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:47:39 PM EDT
Beat me to it.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:48:48 PM EDT
just handed to me.....still dead.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:48:56 PM EDT
how'd that happen, was he sick?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:49:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MGNiko:
how'd that happen, was he sick?



Cancer, if I remember correctly.

Been a while since I have had TV, so I dunno.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:49:36 PM EDT
news reported he had lung cancer.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:49:37 PM EDT
Whoa, must have been advanced...
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:49:38 PM EDT
wow!
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:49:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:50:33 PM EDT
Didnt even know he was ill.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:50:40 PM EDT
He had lung cancer. Go to abcnews.go.com for more info.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:50:59 PM EDT
peter who...

I know that isn't showing respect but he was anti gun and anti American
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:52:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Alive
Peter Jennings
Field: Journalism
Info: Anchorman for ABC News
Date of Birth: 07/29/1938

www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/jnames-nf/Jennings+Peter



Looks like they need to update their web site.

.


come on man.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:52:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:
Didnt even know he was ill.



He suspended him nightly appearances a few weeks/months ago to begin radiation/chemo.

I disagree strongly with his politics, but he wasa better presence on screen than Brokaw or Rather.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:53:38 PM EDT
Okay. One down. How many left?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:54:55 PM EDT
RIP, Peter al-Jazeera. Now he can file blatently biased news stories from heaven.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:55:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:55:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
[I disagree strongly with his politics, but he wasa better presence on screen than Brokaw or Rather.



I agree.

Cancer is a shitty way to go.....killed my dad too.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:56:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By m-dc:
Didnt even know he was ill.



He suspended him nightly appearances a few weeks/months ago to begin radiation/chemo.

I disagree strongly with his politics, but he wasa better presence on screen than Brokaw or Rather.


He was Canadian correct?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:56:42 PM EDT
Wasn't he Canadian?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:57:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 8:01:08 PM EDT by bulldog1967]
Slept with a terrorist sympathizer and mouthpiece (Hanan Ashwari)...f'em.

ETA, that's her next to ex-asshat Arafart:


Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:57:34 PM EDT
www.abcnews.com

Aug. 7 — ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings died today at his home in New York City. He was 67. On April 5, Jennings announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

He is survived by his wife Kayce Freed, his two children, Elizabeth, 25, and Christopher, 23, and his sister Sarah Jennings.

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In an announcing Jennings' death to his ABC colleagues, News President David Westin wrote:

"For four decades, Peter has been our colleague, our friend, and our leader in so many ways. None of us will be the same without him.

"As you all know, Peter learned only this spring that the health problem he'd been struggling with was lung cancer. With Kayce, he moved straight into an aggressive chemotherapy treatment. He knew that it was an uphill struggle. But he faced it with realism, courage, and a firm hope that he would be one of the fortunate ones. In the end, he was not.

"We will have many opportunities in the coming hours and days to remember Peter for all that he meant to us all. It cannot be overstated or captured in words alone. But for the moment, the finest tribute we can give is to continue to do the work he loved so much and inspired us to do."

Reported World-Shaping Events

As one of America's most distinguished journalists, Jennings reported many of the pivotal events that have shaped our world. He was in Berlin in the 1960s when the Berlin Wall was going up, and there in the '90s when it came down. He covered the civil rights movement in the southern United States during the 1960s, and the struggle for equality in South Africa during the 1970s and '80s. He was there when the Voting Rights Act was signed in 1965, and on the other side of the world when South Africans voted for the first time. He has worked in every European nation that once was behind the Iron Curtain. He was there when the independent political movement Solidarity was born in a Polish shipyard, and again when Poland's communist leaders were forced from power. And he was in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Romania and throughout the Soviet Union to record first the repression of communism and then its demise. He was one of the first reporters to go to Vietnam in the 1960s, and went back to the killing fields of Cambodia in the 1980s to remind Americans that, unless they did something, the terror would return.

On December 31, 1999, Jennings anchored ABC's Peabody-award winning coverage of Millennium Eve, "ABC 2000." Some 175 million Americans watched the telecast, making it the biggest live global television event ever. "The day belonged to ABC News," wrote The Washington Post, "&with Peter Jennings doing a nearly superhuman job of anchoring." Jennings was the only anchor to appear live for 25 consecutive hours.

Jennings also led ABC's coverage of the September 11 attacks and America's subsequent war on terrorism. He anchored more than 60 hours that week during the Network's longest continuous period of news coverage, and was widely praised for providing a reassuring voice during the time of crisis. TV Guide called him "the center of gravity," while the Washington Post wrote, "Jennings, in his shirt sleeves, did a Herculean job of coverage." The coverage earned ABC News Peabody and duPont awards.

Overseas, and at Home

Jennings joined ABC News on August 3, 1964. He served as the anchor of "Peter Jennings with the News" from 1965 to 1967.

He established the first American television news bureau in the Arab world in 1968 when he served as ABC News' bureau chief for Beirut, Lebanon, a position he held for seven years. He helped put ABC News on the map in 1972 with his coverage of the Summer Olympics in Munich, when Arab terrorists took Israeli athletes hostage.

In 1975, Jennings moved to Washington to become the news anchor of ABC's morning program "A.M. America". After a short stint in the mornings, Jennings returned overseas to Rome where he stayed before moving to London to become ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent. In 1978 he was named the foreign desk anchor for "World News Tonight." He co-anchored the program with Frank Reynolds in Washington, D.C., and Max Robinson in Chicago until 1983.

Jennings was named anchor and senior editor of "World News Tonight" in 1983. In his more than 20 years in the position he was honored with almost every major award given to television journalists.

His extensive domestic and overseas reporting experience was evident in "World News Tonight's" coverage of major crises. He reported from all 50 states and locations around the globe. During the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 War in Iraq, his knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs brought invaluable perspective to ABC News war in Iraq and the drug trade in Central and South America. The series also tackled important domestic issues such as gun control policy, the politics of abortion, the crisis in funding for the arts and a highly praised chronicle of the accused bombers of Oklahoma City. "Peter Jennings Reporting" earned numerous awards, including the 2004 Edward R. Morrow award for best documentary for "The Kennedy Assassination — Beyond Conspiracy."

Jennings also had a particular interest in broadcasting for the next generation. He did numerous live news specials for children on subjects ranging from growing up in the age of AIDS, to prejudice and its effects on our society. After the events of September 11, and again on the anniversary, he anchored a town hall meeting for children and parents entitled, "Answering Children's Questions."

Jennings was honored with many awards for news reporting, including 16 Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards, several Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards and several Overseas Press Club Awards. Most recently, "World News Tonight" was recognized with two consecutive Edward R. Murrow awards for best newscast, based on field reporting done by Jennings on the California wildfires and the transfer of power in Iraq.

Jennings was the author, with Todd Brewster, of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, "The Century." It featured first-person accounts of the great events of the century. In 1999, he anchored the 12-hour ABC series, "The Century," and ABC's series for The History Channel, "America's Time." He and Brewster also published "In Search of America," a companion book for the 6-part ABC News series.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:57:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:58:05 PM EDT
Couldnt stand the libbie. But I wouldnt wish cancer on anyone.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:58:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By m-dc:
Didnt even know he was ill.



He suspended him nightly appearances a few weeks/months ago to begin radiation/chemo.

I disagree strongly with his politics, but he wasa better presence on screen than Brokaw or Rather.



+1
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:58:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By smokycity:
Wasn't he Canadian?

Yep. And he was a high school drop out. His dad was a big shot TV guy in Canada, that's how he got into broadcasting.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:58:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Slept with a terrorist sympathizer (Hanan Ashwari)...f'em.



I'd love to F^$# a terrorist sympathizer
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:00:25 PM EDT
May the Lord have mercy and put him wherever he deserves to be.

Always a shock when someone well-known goes, no matter what you think of him/her.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:01:07 PM EDT
sara brady is next - will die the same way....
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:01:27 PM EDT
Although he was Canadian, I think he obtained US citizenship some years ago.

Regardless of politics, cancer is an awful way to go.

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:01:29 PM EDT
Well crap

I know he was a HUGE dim/lib but, PJ was the SOURCE for news when I was a teenager and I can't take any glee from his death. He was the first to tell me about too many terrible events over the last 25 yrs.

Those of you old enough to remember the Columbia tradgedy (When ABC wanted to braodcast the reactions of the families as they realized the vehicle had exlploded) will, as I do, appreciate MR Jennings refusal to take part in it as a statement of decency.

RIP MR Jennings.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:01:46 PM EDT
I really liked that man. Shame to see him go
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:02:35 PM EDT
He was a total fuck-stick, but cancer is just terrible.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:04:07 PM EDT
Cancer is a shitty way to go
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:04:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
RIP, Peter al-Jazeera. Now he can file blatently biased news stories from heaven.



No he will burn in hell.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:07:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Couldnt stand the libbie. But I wouldnt wish cancer on anyone.



I would.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:08:17 PM EDT


A shame.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:08:52 PM EDT
Cancer sucks.

Network news sucks too, but on a whole different level.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:11:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
May the Lord have mercy and put him wherever he deserves to be.

Always a shock when someone well-known goes, no matter what you think of him/her.



I agree

+1

HH
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:13:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Although he was Canadian, I think he obtained US citizenship some years ago.

Regardless of politics, cancer is an awful way to go.


USA citizen in 2003 according to CNN

Smoking is not a healthy life style.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:13:30 PM EDT
Well.........bye
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:13:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Treadhead:
Well crap

I know he was a HUGE dim/lib but, PJ was the SOURCE for news when I was a teenager and I can't take any glee from his death. He was the first to tell me about too many terrible events over the last 25 yrs.

Those of you old enough to remember the Columbia tradgedy (When ABC wanted to braodcast the reactions of the families as they realized the vehicle had exlploded) will, as I do, appreciate MR Jennings refusal to take part in it as a statement of decency.

RIP MR Jennings.



I, also, liked him at one time. I'll never forget on 9/11, the only thing he could mutter was how he couldn't understand why President Bush was being flown around the country instead of "leading" in a time of need. What an asshat.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:14:31 PM EDT
This is how retarded the competition is:



Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:16:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
This is how retarded the competition is:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/weldor/jennings.jpg




uhhh ... computer hardware issues?

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:17:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
This is how retarded the competition is:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/weldor/jennings.jpg




uhhh ... computer hardware issues?


Yeah. Specifically, a loose nut behind the keyboard.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:


I disagree strongly with his politics, but he wasa better presence on screen than Brokaw or Rather.



I actually liked Brokaw a lot better.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:19:33 PM EDT
I'm not sad to see him go, but I'm also not happy to hear he died of cancer.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:19:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Couldnt stand the libbie. But I wouldnt wish cancer on anyone.



+1
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:19:58 PM EDT

At the news of a man's passing, try to say nice things: He was probably the least blatantly anti-American of the major network anchors.

"We missed the death of a notable American this week, so we want to catch up. Gus Hall actually died on Friday. The son of a Minnesota miner became head of the U.S. Communist Party at the height of anti-communist McCarthyism in the late ‘40s and ‘50s. He spent eight years in prison and a lifetime in the political wilderness for his views here, but he was a dignitory, dignitary in the Soviet Union. Even after his friends there abandoned the cause, Hall never wavered and he was 90."
~ Peter Jennings,
October 17, 2000 World News Tonight.


"The U.S. is actually the least generous of the industrialized nations. In Sweden, a new mother gets 18 months of maternity and parental leave, and she gets 80 percent of her salary for the first year. Mother or father can take the parental leave any time until a child is eight. England gives 18 weeks maternity leave. For the first six weeks, a mother gets 90 percent of her salary from the government and $86 a week thereafter. German women get two months of fully paid leave after giving birth. The government and the company kick in, and either parent has the option of three full years in parental leave with some of their salary paid and their jobs protected."
~ Peter Jennings,
, April 19, 2001 World News Tonight, following a story on a study showing more aggression in children who attend day care.


"I think there is a mainstream media. CNN is mainstream media, and the main, ABC, CBS, NBC are mainstream media. And I think it’s just essentially to make the point that we are largely in the center without particular axes to grind, without ideologies which are represented in our daily coverage, at least certainly not on purpose."
~ Peter Jennings,
on CNN’s Larry King Live, May 15, 2001.


"Good evening. In Miami today, immigration officials met with the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez again and once again the government has failed to get the kind of cooperation from the relatives that might allow the case of this young boy to end in a civilized manner that is best for him."
~ Peter Jennings,
opening ABC’s World News Tonight, March 28, 2000.


"I don’t think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization.”
~ Peter Jennings,
as quoted by USA Today’s Peter Johnson in a September 9 article on Jennings’ 20 years as sole anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight.


“This week we were surprised to see several hundred artists and writers walking through the streets of Baghdad to say thank you to Saddam Hussein. He had just increased their monthly financial support. Cynical, you could argue at this particular time, but the state has always supported the arts, and some of the most creative people in the Arab world have always been Iraqis. And whatever they think about Saddam Hussein in the privacy of their homes, on this occasion they were praising his defense of the homeland in the face of American threats.”
~ Peter Jennings,
in Baghdad, concluding the January 21, 2003 World News Tonight.


"The President’s tax cut is beginning to show up. Will three extra dollars stimulate the national economy?...”
~ Peter Jennings,
ABC’s World News Tonight, July 8, 2003.


“He [Treasury Secretary-designate John Snow] is said to be in favor of further tax cuts but against deficits. Doesn’t one lead to the other?”
~ Peter Jennings
to George Stephanopoulos on World News Tonight, December 9, 2002.


“There’s not a good deal for Iraqis to be happy about at the moment. Life is still very chaotic, beset by violence in many cases, huge shortages. In some respects, Iraqis keep telling us, life is not as stable for them as it was when Saddam Hussein was in power.”
~ Peter Jennings
on December 14, 2003, the day that Saddam’s capture was announced.


“Today the government said that America’s prison population grew 2.9 percent last year to nearly 2.1 million. That’s a record number of people in jail and prison. One out of every 75 American men was incarcerated. The number went up EVEN THOUGH the crime rate continued to fall.”
~ Peter Jennings
on the May 27, 2003 World News Tonight. {EMPHASIS MINE}



Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:19:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 8:20:48 PM EDT by RenegadeX]
Replace him with an InfoBabe with big Tatas!
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:23:01 PM EDT
How is this newsworthy? Who cares?
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