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8/7/2005

The Canadian High School Drop-Out Who Became An American Icon

Filed under: Stuff — Syd Lexia @ 11:02 pm

Peter Jennings was the real deal.
July 29, 1938 - August 7, 2005

 
      This site isn’t really about celebrity obits or current events on here, but I’ll make an exception for Peter Jennings. He was a great reporter who led an absolutely inspiring life. He brought people news for five decades and rose to the top of his profession through hard work, determination, and lots and lots of field reporting. And from 1983 until his leave of absence in April of this year, Jennings anchored ABC’s World News Tonight. Growing up in the 80s, he was always my favorite anchor; his delivery was charismatic and effortless. It never occured to me that he would lose his battle with lung cancer, I took it for granted that he’d recover and live to be as old and cranky as Andy Rooney. It’s a damn shame that didn’t happen. Rest in peace, good sir.
 
      I really wish Dan Rather had broken the story of Peter Jennings’ death; then it would have turned out to be an inaccurate and embarrassing lie. Sorry, that was in bad taste.