Jennings remembered: Peter Jennings Remembering
Published: August 8, 2015
Jennings remembered: Peter Jennings Remembering, ABC News posted a tribute to highlight Jennings’ poignant journalistic style and his love of reporting.
“I get up every day thinking that something is going to happen in the world that I didn’t know about yesterday, and I have the opportunity to pass some of that on to the audience,” he once said of his job. “There is no one absolutely essential truth for all.”
Jennings started at ABC News as a reporter in 1964 and in 1983 was made anchor and senior editor of World News Tonight. The show was honored with two consecutive Edward R. Murrow awards for best newscast during his time there. He received numerous other journalism awards as well as 16 Emmys.
The Canadian-born journalist covered countless major events around the world for the network, including the transfer of power in Iraq, the California wildfires, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
Jennings had his last broadcast with ABC News when he announced his diagnosis.
“Almost 10 million are already living with cancer, and I have a lot to learn from them,” he said when he made the announcement. “A journalist who doesn’t value deeply the audience’s loyalty should be in another line of work.”
To mark the anniversary of his death, tributes poured in on social media from the ABC News family and beyond.
It’s been 10 years since my boss and mentor Peter Jennings died. On @Nightline, a personal look back. http://t.co/9tDpaua6E3
— Dan Harris (@danbharris) August 7, 2015
?I?m fascinated by everything.? Remembering @ABC Peter Jennings http://t.co/Ia35vpNa2i
— Ben Sherwood (@bensherwood) August 7, 2015
I grew up in Philly, an @ABC town (@6abc). Every major moment of my life, Peter Jennings gave me & family the news. He was history to me.
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) August 7, 2015
True story: 12 yrs ago in J-school, I threw a hail Mary, emailing Peter Jennings for a job. He replied. #BestDayEver pic.twitter.com/qB4YyC7B7j
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) August 7, 2015
My mother & I used to sit in front of the TV & waited for @abc news every night!–Peter Jennings: Remembering an Icon http://t.co/tqsOR2nJsR
— IHJNG (@AH44KS) August 7, 2015
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