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pjimage.jpgIts sad to learn of the death of Peter Jennings, who I’ve watched on ABC News since I was a kid, and later would see regularly when I worked at ABC TV in New York.

A few memories: working on archival and historic images for his incredible TV series “The Century”, as well as the accompanying book. And one day at work, stumbling across a tape of a civil rights program he reported back in the 60s, incredible. As I learned, his work as a young reporter covering the civil rights struggle in the south was quite important. As a loyal ABC News viewer both before and after working there, I also have to single out his amazing work on New Years Eve 2000, for “ABC 2000,” a 24 hour broadcast that reached 175 million viewers, not to mention his coverage on the air for hours and hours on 9/11 and in subsequent days. Make no mistake, he was more than just a “newsreader”…

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