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Peter Jennings

  • Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthday: July 29
Date of passing: 
August 07, 2005

Peter Jennings was a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight for 22 years from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005.

Along with Tom Brokaw at NBC and Dan Rather at CBS, Jennings formed part of the "Big Three" news anchors who dominated American evening network news from the early 1980s until his death in 2005, which closely followed the retirements of Brokaw in 2004 and Rather in 2005.

Peter Jennings was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.

Peter Jennings was a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight for 22 years from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005.

Along with Tom Brokaw at NBC and Dan Rather at CBS, Jennings formed part of the "Big Three" news anchors who dominated American evening network news from the early 1980s until his death in 2005, which closely followed the retirements of Brokaw in 2004 and Rather in 2005.

Peter Jennings was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.

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