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Peter Jennings Has Passed Away

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Peter Jennings died Sunday due to complications from lung cancer.

This is what he said about anchoring the evening news:

“There are a lot of people who think our job is to reassure the public every night that their home, their community and their nation is safe… I don’t subscribe to that at all. I subscribe to leaving people with essentially â€â€? sorry it’s a cliche â€â€? a rough draft of history. Some days it’s reassuring, some days it’s absolutely destructive.”— Peter Jennings

Associated Press: ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings Dies at 67

In my opinion, he was the best of the three major network anchors. On the occasions that I watched television news, I would tune in to Peter Jennings. He will be missed.

UPDATE by Justin Gardner: 10:14 a.m. CST
Two more stories to read on this one. First from CNN, then from the NY Times and finally the definitive story from Jennings’ station ABC News.