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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬? sorry it’s a cliche ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢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.