Peter Jennings, 'The Natural,' is dead

The typically cheeky Gawker reviews the demise of the big three (Dan, Tom and Peter) paying tribute to Peter Jennings as "an anchor for the blue states":


This is not to say that his politics leaned one way or another, or that he somehow provided a friendlier newscast for liberal causes than for conservative ones... What we mean is that Jennings showed, as John Kerry couldn’t in the last election, that there’s a value in being smart and sophisticated.
While Brokaw was always the all-American, just-folks, nice guy, Jennings was worldy and urbane and unafraid to be a bit of an intellectual. That seems to be the incorrect mien for success in this country today, but, for those of us actually do appreciate the smart and sophisticated -- for New Yorkers, in other words -- it was nice to see one of us spend so long on top.
(Gawker via Deanna)

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