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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.