The Newsroom

Peter Jenning's dies aged 67

ABC World News Tonight Anchor (August 2005)

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Inspector Sands
weirdfish posted:
I think ABC should retire the World News Tonight name and begin afresh with a new title: ABC Evening News? Apparently the top contenders for the anchor post are Terry Moran, ABC's WH corresp, and Bob Woodruff, senior corresp. Both are terrible typical fake US anchors, not a patch on classy Canadian Peter. Biogs at: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/News/listIndex


Like all American telly the job will go to the youngest bloke with the stiffest hair and the whitest teeth
MA
Matrix London London
Well I guess thats an end to "Good evening folks..."

Rather and now Jennings, although differing circumstances one has to comment on the changing landscape of American news broadcasting.

Out of interest how are the US channels, particually ABC "dealing" with it? I presume someones had the decency to change the World News Tonight opening... ?
JO
johnofhertford
World News Tonight won't have been on since Peter Jennings' death. The first edition to go out since the news of his death will be this evening (11.30 UK time).
JO
johnofhertford
Matrix posted:


Rather and now Jennings, although differing circumstances one has to comment on the changing landscape of American news broadcasting.



You forgot Brokaw
RJ
Russell James
johnofhertford posted:
World News Tonight won't have been on since Peter Jennings' death. The first edition to go out since the news of his death will be this evening (11.30 UK time).


you have to remember Good Morning America, i think they would of all people done a few things too.

possibly for WNT later this evening, they might decide to scrap the titles, and go just for an announcement and shot of the studio, or even just a strap (a la, late 1980's). we have to wait now!
DB
dbl London London
Sad to hear about his death, out of the three Peter was my favourite.
Have you noticed all top 3 the main news anchors have now gone, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, now sadly Peter Jennings. Sad
JO
johnofhertford
Sky News Ireland posted:
johnofhertford posted:
World News Tonight won't have been on since Peter Jennings' death. The first edition to go out since the news of his death will be this evening (11.30 UK time).


you have to remember Good Morning America, i think they would of all people done a few things too.

possibly for WNT later this evening, they might decide to scrap the titles, and go just for an announcement and shot of the studio, or even just a strap (a la, late 1980's). we have to wait now!


GMA doesn't help in knowing whether the "with Peter Jennings" tag has been dropped from World News Tonight.

If people want to see how the US networks are covering a story then try their websites - plenty of footage there.
MA
Magoo
Tonight's programme had sombre titles but the title still included "with Peter Jennings" no doubt because the majority of the show is to be dedicated to remembering his life. I would imagine that from tomorrow the title will be altered from tomorrow.
RJ
Russell James
a very somber opening, stared with the ABC News logo, somber version of the music, montage of clips, then studio shot, inculding his name, very very somber

have caps in the morning
:-(
A former member Anglia (East) Look East
I've enjoyed and been a loyal watcher of the ABC News broadcast for many years now (I usually tape it and watch the following morning before going to work). Peter Jennings lent a unique insight and approach to the news which is probably totally irreplaceable. I did occasionally watch Brokaw and Rather but not to the same extent. News won't quite be the same without Peter Sad

I have to say as well that I'm having a very hard time warming to the replacements to the three old-school US anchors, and to be honest my regular viewing of the US perspective each day will probably fade away now.

A sad day indeed, and the broadcast tonight was very moving.
TV
TVAND (previously Bogaboy19) World News
Journalism has lost one of the best anchors ever. I don't think there are many newscasters ,like him, who where able to handle breaking news in such a calm way; he had a lot of charisma, and he was a reporter that not only wanted to be in front of a newsdesk, but also wanted to know all the sides of a story and go to the field if it was necessary.
R.I.P.

BTW,does anyone know if there's a copy of the broadcast on the internet. I had to work, and I couldn't record it. Any help will be appreciated.
MA
Magoo
Bogaboy19 posted:
BTW,does anyone know if there's a copy of the broadcast on the internet. I had to work, and I couldn't record it. Any help will be appreciated.


You can watch the programme (albeit in grainy quality) on the following link from about 2-3 minutes in: rtsp://stream2.blinkx.com/BBCNews24/20050809/20050809_BBCNews24_News_0130.rm

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