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ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer  
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

snip.....NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, the chief ABC News anchorman for more than 20 years, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will begin outpatient treatment next week, the network said Tuesday.end


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...050405/ap_en_tv/tv_jennings_cancer

what a year for TV Anchors in the USA first we lose Tom Browkaw....then Dan Rather....Now Peter Jennings is ill......seems like a change in the MSM is happing now at a rapid pace.

I hope Peter gets the health help he needs.


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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

The end of network evening news as we know it. Sad to hear about Jennings, but I've heard that lung cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers and thus, one of the hardest to treat effectively.

Get well soon Pete.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13072 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1673 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.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 2):
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 read that he quit smoking several years ago.



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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Get well soon, Peter. Hope it was caught at an early stage.

User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

He may have quit recently, but he was a very heavy smoker for a long time.

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

My dad lived 14 years after having a lung removed from cancer. So there is hope, if it's caught early.

Peter Jennings is from Ottawa. He's now a dual citizen.

I hope he recovers.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

I wonder if he'll go get his health care in Canada?  Yeah sure  Yeah sure  Yeah sure

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 3):
I read that he quit smoking several years ago.

Doesn't matter, as all of his years of smoking when he was younger probably did him in.

Hope he is able to pull through and recover.

Harry



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1559 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.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Best wishes, Mr. Jennings.


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
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Quoting PROSA (Reply 3):
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 2):
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 read that he quit smoking several years ago.

Yeah he started when he was a teenager. Sad to hear about this



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User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Did anyone else notice that he said on the News tonight that he had quit smoking but he began to smoke again after 9-11?

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 6):
My dad lived 14 years after having a lung removed from cancer. So there is hope, if it's caught early.

Hey I am sorry to hear that!!

But the only good one now gets hit with lung cancer. What is this world coming too? Well good luck Peter we continue to pray for you.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Peter Jennings, be well!

Many popular TV people and movie stars have died from lung cancer.

I think I prefer to die from lung cancer than from HIV/AIDS. I really do not know!



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1429 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 14):
I think I prefer to die from lung cancer than from HIV/AIDS. I really do not know!

WTF??


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1420 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 15):
WTF??

What does it means?


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

WTF= what the fuck.

GS



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 16):
What does it means?

See above... I don't see the purpose (nor tact) in saying: not sure if I would rather die from AIDS or cancer.


User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 3):
I read that he quit smoking several years ago.



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 9):
He quit 20 years ago, but once the damage is done... it's done.

Don't know about that. Saw him chain smoking like a chimny outside a terminal at DFW just 5 years go.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

I don't think that people who read the news should become news themselves. This superficial male air-head is a nobody in the scheme of things. I'm sorry he has lung cancer but who really cares?

He's just an aging pretty boy who can read teleprompters. His cancer is NOT news.



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User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1370 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.


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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1356 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.

-R


User currently offlineAJBUS300 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1340 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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