Monday, August 08, 2005

The Passing of a Pro

Like so many others, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Jennings of ABC World News Tonight. I grew up watching him, and I clearly remember when he became ABC's lead anchor after the death of Frank Reynolds. So many of my "news memories" center around his coverage of the events, most notably the year 2000 and 9/11. I often felt that he was a good bit more balanced than some other anchors. Perhaps the thing I will miss most is how sincere he seemed when he was relaying more difficult stories, like the Challenger explosion. It always felt like he was still human, no matter how professional he was.

We'll miss you, Peter. I hope you're finally resting.