Peter Jennings Dies at 67

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  1. Rachel

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=1015438

    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.


    In 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."
     
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    I had the opportunity to take a workshop under Mr. Jennings once. Though I did not always agree with his opinions, I deeply admired his efforts to be a true newsman.

    My prayers are with his family.
     
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    WOW!

    That was unexpected...at least for me it was. My condolences and prayers for his family.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family and friends.
     
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    That is sad news. One can only hope that, in his final days, he repented and turned to Christ. His ABC special a few years back on the historical Jesus was historically and Biblically inaccurate and may have shown his personal feelings on the matter. I can only hope he repented.

    Martin.
     
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    Martin, don't confuse an investigative news program with anyone's personal beliefs. The job of an investigative reporter is to start out from a neutral position, seek information and report the findings. Jennings did that in the program you mentioned.
     
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    During an interview with Steven Waldman, editor of Beliefnet.com, in the year 2000 regarding the special, "The Search for Jesus," Peter Jennings stated, "Well, first of all, I want to keep my own faith out of it because it's not relevant to the broadcast. I think it's fairly widely known by anybody who pays attention that I'm raised Anglican, I'm a practicing Christian, and that's about as far as I want to go with it because I would not want people to think that somehow I brought my own notion of faith or sprirituality to bear on it."
     

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