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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry so hear. I knew he had lung cancer but the news said he was supposedly responding ok to the chemo.

Seemed like a very nice man. :(

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just about to post this. Jennings was perhaps my favorite anchor out of the trifecta (Rather and Brokaw), and my grandparents always watched him. I remember coming down for dinner when I lived with them and watching Jennings every night before "Jeopardy!".

He will be missed.

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never heard of him.


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea...very sad

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sadly I knew who Peter Jennings was. He was pretty well-known by Canadians (given that he was Canadian himself).

He will be missed.

R.I.P. Jennings

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Sadly I knew who Peter Jennings was.


What's so sad about that?


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Always a welcomed journalist in my house. Classy, never sensationalistic, a true reporter.

I wasn't expecting him to go so soon. There's always hope, as Tammy Faye has proven. (And she's fighting lung cancer yet again now)

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He will be missed :(


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peter Jennings was a role model journalist and without a doubt pure excellence in professionalism.

What I liked the most about Peter Jennings the most was that he was very fond of Chinchillas and owned many of them as pets. He even owned a breeding Chinchilla farm. He always had a strong stand against the fur trade and mentioned that he couldn't bear the killing of a defenseless and beautiful creature to sell fur.


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's even more tragic and sad about his death from lung cancer, is according to the article, Jennings QUIT smoking 2 decades ago, but when 911 happened between the stress of reporting that (I remember him crying and visibly shaken on the air), and working 60 hour weeks, he started smoking again.

Such a shame. One of, if not the only journalist left that I felt was a true role model of integrity and profesionalism, who loved what he did, and still had a way with connecting with his audience by his own vested emotions in the news stories he presented, not treating or seeing them just as statistics or his job, but real life people experiencing tragedy and triumph.

Yes, he will be missed.


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Sadly I knew who Peter Jennings was.


What's so sad about that?


Well, I don't really mean it in that sense. But I'm saying "sadly", cos it's sad when you know about someone that died, whether you knew them personally or not.

That, and two of the above posters before me didn't know who he was.


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Arlene R. Weiss wrote:

What's even more tragic and sad about his death from lung cancer, is according to the article, Jennings QUIT smoking 2 decades ago, but when 911 happened between the stress of reporting that (I remember him crying and visibly shaken on the air), and working 60 hour weeks, he started smoking again.

Such a shame. One of, if not the only journalist left that I felt was a true role model of integrity and profesionalism, who loved what he did, and still had a way with connecting with his audience by his own vested emotions in the news stories he presented, not treating or seeing them just as statistics or his job, but real life people experiencing tragedy and triumph.

Yes, he will be missed.


He wasn't crying, you are over exaggerating.


I thought he did tear up?


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He did.


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard about this last night and it's so sad...He was too young. Lung cancer is such an awful disease - I know how horrible it is firsthand from watching my grandma die from it about eight months ago...But he'll definitely be missed. :(


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh wow...um thats too bad i feel super oblivious :-3


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