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    ABC News anchor Peter Jennings dies at 67
    Canadian-born broadcaster announced he had lung cancer in April

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 11:51 p.m. ET Aug. 7, 2005


    NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.

    Jennings, who announced in April that he had lung cancer, died at his New York home, ABC News President David Westin said.

    “Peter has been our colleague, our friend, and our leader in so many ways. None of us will be the same without him,” Westin said.

    With Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, Jennings was part of a triumvirate that dominated network news for more than two decades, through the birth of cable news and the Internet. His smooth delivery and years of international reporting experience made Jennings particularly popular among urban dwellers.

    Jennings was the face of ABC News whenever a big story broke. He logged more than 60 hours on the air during the week of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, offering a soothing sense of continuity during a troubled time.

    “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,” he told author Jeff Alan. “I don’t subscribe to that at all. I subscribe to leaving people with essentially — sorry it’s a cliche — a rough draft of history. Some days it’s reassuring, some days it’s absolutely destructive.”

    Jennings’ announcement four months ago that the longtime would begin treatment for lung cancer came as a shock.

    “I will continue to do the broadcast,” he said, his voice husky, in a taped message that night. “On good days, my voice will not always be like this.”

    But although Jennings occasionally came to the office, he never again appeared on the air.

    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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    Wow. That's shocking. I personally though that he would recover and be able to start working again.

    Poor guy.

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    YEA SUCKS

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    anyone see the extacy report he did, great stuff
    `anyone from Argentina on this board?

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    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=126542
    I loved this guys reports.R.I.P Im not gonna watch the news unless he comes back.

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    What was wrong with this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    What was wrong with this thread?
    Did not notice it
    Guss i got old news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    What was wrong with this thread?
    That's the same thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blunt
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    What was wrong with this thread?
    That's the same thread.
    It wasn't earlier. The threads were merged, I think.
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