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Peter Jennings

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  • NBC's new anchor Lester Holt rose steadily to top

    While Lester Holt's ascension to full-time anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" came as a result of Brian Williams' stunning downfall, no one can say he hasn't worked hard to take advantage of an opportunity. The California-born Holt becomes the first African-...
  • Brian Williams' departure from 'NBC Nightly News' marks the end of the almighty anchor

    Brian Williams' departure from 'NBC Nightly News' marks the end of the almighty anchor
    Brian Williams' departure from "NBC Nightly News" draws a curtain on an era of almighty evening news anchors. The legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite defined the network anchor in the 1960s and '70s as a trusted, calm paternal figure providing a...
  • Former ABC News chief Westin joins Bloomberg Television

    Former ABC News President David Westin will now be going in front of the camera. Bloomberg Television announced Monday that it had hired Westin as an on-air personality, where he will start later this month. Westin said details of his role are still...
  • CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

    CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement
    At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them. Schieffer will host CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday for the last time after 24 years. He's...
  • George Stephanopoulos and the $75,000 oversight

    George Stephanopoulos and the $75,000 oversight
    George Stephanopoulos now has zero credibility on politics. And if ABC News lets its anchor and political correspondent anywhere near the 2016 presidential campaign, it will have less than zero credibility or journalistic integrity. ABC News can issue...
  • Brian Williams suspended amid Iraq war scandal

    Brian Williams suspended amid Iraq war scandal
    An exaggerated tale of combat in which no one was injured has proved injurious to the career of Brian Williams, who was suspended for six months without pay from his post at the top-rated “NBC Nightly News.” The swift punishment for Williams...
  • 'The Jinx' proves that documentaries can draw big audiences

    The nation buzzed about the Sunday finale of the HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" as if it was the shocking twist of a Shonda Rhimes drama series or a marriage proposal gone wrong on "The Bachelor." Just over 1...
  • Trust in news vanishes

    Remember when Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Peter Jennings and The New York Times gave us news that we could trust as being accurate? Now we have CNN, Fox News, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC and the new and improved New York Times giving us...
  • Why Brian Williams shouldn't try to act like a real managing editor now

    Why Brian Williams shouldn't try to act like a real managing editor now
    Out of all of the things I have read and written and said myself on radio, TV and video about Brian Williams the past five days, the one phrase that keeps rattling around in my head is Williams saying on Saturday, “As managing editor of NBC...
  • John Hanson: Former health administrator inspired others

     John Hanson: Former health administrator inspired others
    John Hanson quietly and effectively worked to improve quality and accountability in local health care, those who knew him said. Hanson, 75, of The Villages, died Sept. 22 of complications from Parkinson's disease. "John was a futurist," said Becky...
  • 'World News Tonight' Anchor David Muir Recalls His Move From Local Boston News

    David Muir recently took over the chair at ABC's "World News Tonight," joining the elite club of evening news anchors -- at an age, 40, that is decidedly younger than the rest. He was first noticed in Variety back in July 2003, when he left a gig as a...