View Full Version : Peter Jennings is dead..

08-07-2005, 11:08 PM
This happened around 11:45pm on Sunday night. I was at work when I saw it come down on the AP wires. Very sad that he died from lung cancer, I wish people would learn from this not to smoke or ever start.

Battle Droid
08-07-2005, 11:10 PM
May He Rest in Peace. :(

08-07-2005, 11:14 PM
I wish it would happen DQ but it won't ever stop. :(

08-07-2005, 11:19 PM
It's horrible, I've had a grandfather die from lung cancer before I was born, lost an uncle to it when I was 8 or 9, and my dad has been smoking for close to 30 years....I dont want to lose him to it one day.

08-07-2005, 11:19 PM
Turned on the TV only to find a Special Report about Peter Jenning's death.. I always thought that he was going to pull through too. :ermm: He was a great person- may he rest in peace.

mods: dont know where other thread went- feel free to merge

Val Da Car
08-07-2005, 11:35 PM
I did like Peter's reporting and calm demeanor on the news....he will be missed....

08-07-2005, 11:38 PM
RIP, Mr. Jennings. You will be missed.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-08-2005, 12:27 AM
I always prefered Peter Jennings & ABC World News Tonight. He did have a calm, but clever sophistication to his reporting. My mother had a crush on him, and my dad would always let her know that the news was beginning when he would say, "Honey, your boyfriend is on . . . " It's hard to believe but we lose all three major network anchors (first Brokaw, and then Rather and now Jennings) within a year, after they stayed on the air for almost twenty years. Peter, rest in peace--you will be missed. :cry:

08-08-2005, 06:48 PM
I was shocked to see it, publically it feels like just yesterday that he announced he was sick. Jennings was a good anchor, and his appearances on The Daily Show were pretty funny too, it's always cool to see these guys who have to be so stiff on the news actually be with it. His death is sad news indeed.

08-08-2005, 08:27 PM
Did someone edit my title for this thread? I could have sworn I titled it Peter Jennings has died....? Can anyone shed some light on this and as to why? Thanks.

08-08-2005, 10:26 PM
A sad thing to see, I saw it this morning as I was packing up on TV, may he RIP.

08-08-2005, 10:38 PM
Quack, I believe this thread was merged with another one of the same topic.

08-08-2005, 11:14 PM
Quack, I believe this thread was merged with another one of the same topic.
Yeah- someone merged my thread with yours- look at my first post.
Its nice seeing people from all over the news world talking about him. Also- if anyone that smokes needs a reason to quit- look at Peter.. :neutral:

08-08-2005, 11:31 PM
Thanks for clearing it up. :p

08-09-2005, 02:54 AM
No problem :D

08-09-2005, 11:12 AM
Definitely a great loss. He was one of the best. He'll be tough to replace.

08-09-2005, 02:21 PM
Ive been wondering who is going to replace him as well.. possibly Elizabeth Vargas or Charlie Gibson??

08-09-2005, 10:09 PM
I was thinking Charile would replace him.

May Peter Jennings rest in peace,I'll miss his news reporting.

08-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Today, I think it was on the Local news, it was reported that Peter and Elizabeth will be sharing the anchor position untill a replacement is found, and it (the news) will still be called "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," in memory of him.

Lord Malakite
08-10-2005, 12:29 PM
Speaking of lung cancer, it was reported early this morning that Christopher Reeve's widow has just been diagnosed with the disease.