Peter Jennings was a celebrity, of courseâa dashingly handsome and elegant man, famous for his ability to charm women and world leaders alikeâbut in these pages he is remembered as a loyal friend and a devoted family man, who loved nothing more than to canoe with his kids and listen to jazz with his friends in the Hamptons. Not that he was the relaxing sort. Jennings was a task-master, who ripped other reporters' pieces to shreds, forcing them to rewrite from the ground up. He was a perfectionist, too, who drove his fellow correspondents crazy with his ad-libbed questions on the air. It was all about standards. Throughout his life, Peter Jennings was driven by a passion to seek the truth and convey that truth accurately, simply, cleanly, and elegantly to his American audience. He was our voice.
About: A collection of personal reminiscences, reflections, and observations celebrates the life of journalist Peter Jennings, documenting his Canadian upbringing, devotion to family, seminal journalism career, and untimely death from cancer in 2005.
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