The Newsroom

Peter Jenning's dies aged 67

ABC World News Tonight Anchor (August 2005)

RM
rmc
cat posted:
That is just stupid. The man is dead, so what on Earth is the point of including his name in the opening credits?


Perhaps it was as a mark of that scarce commodity, respect? I watched Friday night's close and after a final eulogy they panned to the title behind the anchor for what looked rather like one last time. Rather tastefully done by US TV standards.

Rob.
DB
dbl London London
cat posted:
That is just stupid. The man is dead, so what on Earth is the point of including his name in the opening credits?

Whilst he was ill I could understand it, because he supposedly still had some input into the show, but if ABC are suggesting he is contributing beyond the grave in any real way they are slightly deluding themselves.

I appreciate they are devastated by what's happened, but if it's their idea of a tribute to him then it seems slightly inappropriate.

Charles Gibson did an excellent job on the programme last night, by the way.

Simply because it's a mark of respect, but I know how you mean.
IN
intheknow
rmc posted:
cat posted:
That is just stupid. The man is dead, so what on Earth is the point of including his name in the opening credits?


Perhaps it was as a mark of that scarce commodity, respect? I watched Friday night's close and after a final eulogy they panned to the title behind the anchor for what looked rather like one last time. Rather tastefully done by US TV standards.

Rob.


Given the decision to alter the title of the programme from today, seems you were right.

This is the e-mail from the President of ABC News about it, sent to all ABC News staff today.

Quote:

"Last week was an emotional week for all of us. The tributes celebrating Peter's life and career have served to remind each and every one of us of the powerful legacy he leaves behind.

This evening you will notice an important change in WNT. After consulting with Kayce and the family, we concluded that leaving the broadcast's title as it was through last Friday was an appropriate tribute to Peter. But, of all people, Peter insisted on accuracy. As much as we would have it otherwise, from now on 'World News Tonight with Peter Jennings' will be known as 'World News Tonight.'

Let me be clear: the unrelenting standards, the demanding focus on broadcasting the news from around the world, and an unwavering commitment to fairness that were the hallmarks of Peter's career remain the core values of 'World News Tonight.'

For all of us who had the honor and privilege of working with him, I know we will always do our jobs with Peter Jennings firmly in mind."
NS
NickyS Founding member
Should you be interested you can now buy the 2 hour Peter Jennings ABC News Special on DVD or VHS. The proceeds go to charities that Peter supported.
http://www.abcnewsstore.com/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=customer.product&product_code=S050810%2001&category_code=HOME
DO
dodrade
I dont think any newsreaders name should be in the title of the show. If any programme should not be about personality, its the news. it always seemed silly having his name in the title when he wasnt presenting and plain stupid after he died, even if the intent was respectful. hopefully the next anchor will not have his name in the title.
RJ
Russell James
dodrade posted:
I dont think any newsreaders name should be in the title of the show. If any programme should not be about personality, its the news. it always seemed silly having his name in the title when he wasnt presenting and plain stupid after he died, even if the intent was respectful. hopefully the next anchor will not have his name in the title.


or her Wink

well sometimes i feel that the names usually suit the broadcast, most of the names (Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings) had a ring to them.

but if you ended up naming it "World News Tonight with Charles Gibson", it doesnt sound so great, i say in time they might end up renameing it anyway. That will be a first anyway ( i think the last rename was The Huntly-Brinkly Report)
JO
johnofhertford
Sky News Ireland posted:
dodrade posted:
I dont think any newsreaders name should be in the title of the show. If any programme should not be about personality, its the news. it always seemed silly having his name in the title when he wasnt presenting and plain stupid after he died, even if the intent was respectful. hopefully the next anchor will not have his name in the title.


or her Wink

well sometimes i feel that the names usually suit the broadcast, most of the names (Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings) had a ring to them.

but if you ended up naming it "World News Tonight with Charles Gibson", it doesnt sound so great, i say in time they might end up renameing it anyway. That will be a first anyway ( i think the last rename was The Huntly-Brinkly Report)


Huntley-Brinkley was on NBC
RJ
Russell James
johnofhertford posted:
Sky News Ireland posted:
dodrade posted:
I dont think any newsreaders name should be in the title of the show. If any programme should not be about personality, its the news. it always seemed silly having his name in the title when he wasnt presenting and plain stupid after he died, even if the intent was respectful. hopefully the next anchor will not have his name in the title.


or her Wink

well sometimes i feel that the names usually suit the broadcast, most of the names (Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings) had a ring to them.

but if you ended up naming it "World News Tonight with Charles Gibson", it doesnt sound so great, i say in time they might end up renameing it anyway. That will be a first anyway ( i think the last rename was The Huntly-Brinkly Report)


Huntley-Brinkley was on NBC


yes i do no that. im using it as an example from the whole set of networks not only abc
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
NickyS posted:
Should you be interested you can now buy the 2 hour Peter Jennings ABC News Special on DVD or VHS. The proceeds go to charities that Peter supported.
http://www.abcnewsstore.com/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=customer.product&product_code=S050810%2001&category_code=HOME


Nice idea that and I hope it raised quite a few bob for those charities listen.

Pity though there's no mention of the DVD being region free, and the VHS will almost definatly be in NTSC format. Viewers in the UK beware...
RH
richard h
just seen the opening on world news tonight have they adapted the music slightly or was this a technical sound problem.

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