Monday, August 08, 2005
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.