You may or may not have already heard that long-time ABC Anchor Peter Jennings died on Sunday, succumbing finally to the lung cancer that he recently announced he was battling.
I read about it on CNN’s website.
Here’s a screen-shot. Tell me what’s wrong with this picture:
I’ll give you a hint… obituaries and other dark news probably shouldn’t appear under the ENTERTAINMENT banner. It makes some of us giggle.
I haven’t watched TV in ages, but I’ll still miss Peter Jennings. He was the voice of the Real World for me during the 80s — for whatever reason, my family always watched ABC’s World News Tonight. If it was good news, if it was bad news, if it was offbeat news, it was Peter Jennings telling my family about it.
Nowadays it’s Google and CNN. The news of the 21st century has no personality for me. It’s delivery is an eyeball “skim” at high speeds, rather than a mellifluous baritone.