Monday, August 08, 2005

Peter Jennings


I liked Peter Jennings. Sharp as a tack and always a little pissed off, he was the David Letterman of news anchors. After 9/11 Steph and I watched Peter Jennings incessantly. All the pretty anchors on CNN were flabbergasted, but Peter Jennings, with his "don't make me come around this desk!" attitude and deadpan women-and-children-first commentary on the attacks, looked like his entire career had just been a dress rehersal for this one period in history. A lot of people look back on those horrible days and say they were inspired by Guiliani or Bush, I was inspired by Peter Jennings. He'll be missed.

8 comments:

Crystal said...

Sorry I don't have a TV and I haven't heard, did he die?

Kim Traynor said...

yeah, he died of lung cancer :(

Crystal said...

Sorry Kimmos. I don't really know much about him.

Kim Traynor said...

Me neither, just thought he did his job with an excellence that was inspiring. Plus, he made a canadian accent sound cool.

Beef Fritters said...

Batman pulled me through

Meghan said...

I thought you said it perfectly. I had about the same reaction, I was talking on the phone and had CNN on in the background when they interrupted with breaking news, and said he died. I blurted into the phone "WHAT! PETER JENNINGS JUST DIED!" I was shocked. Being away at school I have had little grasp of the world around me (burried too deeply in books) and I didn't even know he was sick, so it was a complete shock to me.

Kim Traynor said...

Thanks Megan. ABC is doing a tribute tonight at 5:30.

seegeepee said...

I was inspired by Toby Keith.