I was sorry to hear of Peter Jennings' death last night. I always thought he was a smooth operator, even when I didn't like his politics, which he did less and less to conceal as time went by. Hard as it is to believe now, Jennings' World News Tonight was my preferred evening network news destination throughout most of my early adulthood. ABC News simply seemed to have its ear more firmly to the ground of international events than did the other networks ---and I have little doubt that Peter Jennings was responsible for that.
I wish his family and friends all the strength and comfort they deserve in these dark days to come.
As for me, I have no further interest in bad-mouthing the man or his work, which, taken on the whole, was influential and probably even courageous in its way.