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Peter Jennings, 1938 -- 2005 - CelebDeaths

Aug. 7th, 2005

11:22 pm - Peter Jennings, 1938 -- 2005

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Peter Jennings gained the world's trust and respect and become reknowned and got some bitchin' journalism skills as a foreign correspondant for ABC in the 60's and 70's, winning the Peabody Award in 1974 for his profile of the Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. In 1983, he became the sole ABC anchor and dominated the ratings for the next decade. Four months ago he stepped down from this position to receive treatment for lung cancer (He'd smoked heavily for years-- GO FIGURE!) He lost his fight with cancer earlier today, dying at age 67. Did I mention he was Canadian? Because he was.

Peace out, Peter Jennings, you kicked ass.