August 7, 2005
ABC News anchor Peter Jennings dies of cancer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peter Jennings, prime-time
anchorman for ABC News for more than two decades, died of lung
cancer on Sunday at his home in New York, the network said. He
The Canadian-born Jennings, host of ABC's "World News
Tonight" since 1983, announced in April that he had been
diagnosed with lung cancer.
peace. He knew he'd lived a good life," his family said in a
statement released by the network.
Jennings was the last of a generation of long-serving lead
anchors for major U.S. broadcasters.
He is survived by his wife Kayce Freed, his two children
Elizabeth, 25 and Christopher, 23 and his sister, Sarah