Monday, August 08, 2005

ABC News anchor Peter Jennings dies of cancer - Yahoo! News

I guess I had no idea that he was even sick...what terrible news. With him, Brokaw, and Dan Rather all gone from the news...an era has passed. How sad that he died so young.

Now I know how my parents felt when Walter Cronkite left the scene. You get used to seeing the same face every night. I remember seeing Walter on the news when I was a kid (especially during the Iran hostage period).

I am just sitting here in shock. It is so unexpected for me, because I didn't know he was even ill. Where have I been? Wow...

5 comments:

Chicken said...

I didn't know either. Shows you how much I've been paying attention.

Ian said...

I don't know who Peter Jennins is, but that's sad :(

Mishka said...

Ian- you've never seen Peter Jennings? I guess you probably don't get our network news much, huh??? The title linked article has a picture of him.

I guess he only got sick about 4 months ago. That is pretty fast. I feel for his family for sure.

Randi said...

i didn't know he had died until i went online last night. even then it took me a second to realize the dates under his photo didn't mean he was RETIRING from ABC. odd. anyhow. i am saddened by the news. indeed an era has passed.

Anonymous said...

Peter Jennings was one hell of a newscaster. He was one that I truly felt tried to find the truth and tried to stay objective. I used to love hearing his accent and it was a dead givaway when he said the work out and it sounded oot. He will be missed!