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ABC news broadcaster Peter Jennings passes away

ABC primetime news broadcaster Peter Jennings died of lung cancer on Sunday. He was 67.
PTI | By Indo-Asian News Service, Toronto
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2005 08:30 PM IST

ABC primetime news broadcaster Peter Jennings died of lung cancer on Sunday.

The face of American news reporting for several decades, Jennings, 67, passed away four months after he made public that he was suffering from the deadly disease.

He was the only news anchor to travel to India to cover then US president Bill Clinton's trip.

Born in Toronto on July 29, 1938, Jennings received numerous honours and awards for covering major stories around the world and reporting from all 50 states of the US.

He Joined ABC News in 1964, and among the many wars he reported were the 1971 India-Pakistan war, the Vietnam War, the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli wars and the fighting in the Balkans in the 1990s.

In 1983, Jennings was named anchor and senior editor of "World News Tonight."

A Canadian by birth, Jennings became a US Citizen in 2003. He had quit smoking 20 years ago, but some reports said he resumed the habit briefly after 9/11.

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