Peter Jennings, 'The Natural,' is dead

News & Politics

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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