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ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:36 am

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:40 am

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:22 am

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.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:31 am

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:32 am

Get well soon, Peter. Hope it was caught at an early stage.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:48 am

He may have quit recently, but he was a very heavy smoker for a long time.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:51 am

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:06 am

I wonder if he'll go get his health care in Canada?  Yeah sure  Yeah sure  Yeah sure
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:02 am

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.

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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:05 am

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.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:21 am

Best wishes, Mr. Jennings.
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:19 pm

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:13 pm

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?
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:03 am

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:45 am

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

WTF??
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:42 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 15):
WTF??

What does it means?
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:50 am

WTF= what the fuck.

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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:56 am

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.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:44 pm

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.
 
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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:47 pm

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:31 pm

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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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:04 am

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.

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RE: ABC News: Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:57 am

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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