LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13549 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Jenning's illness, and wish him well. I, like many know of the trauma and difficult to deal with cancer as my father has had throid and related cancers, although currently in control. Mr. Jennings has had a fine career and not as indetified as a 'liberal' as some like Dan Rather were. I am not sure, but wouldn't be surprised that he probably smoked cigarettes earlier in his life and contributed to his current diagnosis.
I would note that he probably wouldn't have continued to be the lead news person at ABC much longer as he is now 66 and his contract probably only had a few years to go. Cable TV news stations (CNN, FOX, MSNBC) along with the internet have really taken over regular news coverage in America and is minimising the importance of the big star news anchor.
I would also note that Mr. Jennings was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, and only recently (1-2 years ago?) became an American Citizen. You may note his speech reflects form similar to Eastern/Atlantic Canadians.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 8): Doesn't matter, as all of his years of smoking when he was younger probably did him in.
He quit 20 years ago, but once the damage is done... it's done.
His personal annoucement at the end of tonight's broadcast was very upbeat and he showed high spirits. I always considered him the most dignified and smooth of the "big three" news anchors, and I will keep him and the millions of others with cancer in my thoughts and prayers.
J_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
The only good thing about it is that it may help discourage someone else from starting or continuing smoking. As liberal as he slants the news, I won't mind not having him on...that doesn't mean I wish him gone...just gone from news.
Allstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
I've never liked Peter Jennings much, but I hope the man makes a full and speedy recovery. Lung cancer is nothing at which to shake one's head. Maybe they'll nip it in the bud and he'll be back to form sooner than later.
AJBUS300 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1778 times:
It is very sad. He is one of the last of the honorable and reputable news people. What is going on guys! I hope he recovers and doesn't loose that sexy voice of his! My thoughts and prayers as well as support are with him and his family.
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