Appreciation: Peter Jennings

When PETER JENNINGS told ABC World News Tonight viewers in April that he had lung cancer, he said he had not smoked in about 20 years, except for a while around Sept. 11. "I was weak," he admitted. It didn't show. Jennings, who died four months later at age 67, was at his best after the attacks, reminding Americans of a fact he had devoted his life to: that world news matters. He had become an ABC anchor at just 26, but realizing he was too green for the job, gave it up to be a foreign correspondent, reporting from Vietnam,...

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