RIP and Happy Birthday Peter Jennings

Jul 29 2011

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(Peter Jennings on assignment in Eastern Europe, from ABC Photo Archives)

Peter Jennings is on our mind today. He passed away in 2005 due to lung cancer but we still miss his integrity in the world of reporters. There was a clip aired on the final day that the honored ABC World News Tonight anchor ever appeared again on television (5th April 2005). This is the day Jennings went public that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer; sadly, he passed away that upcoming August. He never again was well enough to anchor the broadcast.

Today is his birthday. Here’s to one of the best journalists of all time.

Here’s Peter Jennings Final Sign Off. A man of class.