Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life

MOBI Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life 929 Review✓ Kate Darnton
  • Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life
  • Hardcover
  • 321
  • Kate Darnton
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 1586485172

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MOBI Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life 929 Review✓ Kate Darnton Kate Darnton is an American writer, author and parent She lives in New Delhi from


✓ 6C4F37DCB1395DA011B8 ☆ º Kate Darnton MOBI ☆ Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life E29011616034496F6FF7 Peter Jennings was the sole anchor of ABC s World News Tonight from until his death from cancer in For many Americans, he was the voice and fac Jennings was the sole anchor of ABC s World News Tonight fromuntil his death from cancer inFor many Americans, he was the voice and face that gave shape and meaning to every day s news But who was Peter Jennings really In this absorbing biography, readers will get to know Jennings through the memories of his friends, family, competitors, colleagues, and interview subjects Their stories are full of surprises Jennings, we learn, was a high school dropout who spent the rest º Kate Darnton MOBI ☆ Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life of his life in pursuit of knowledge He traveled the world in search of stories, a notebook perpetually thrust through his back belt loop In his front pocket, he carried a miniature copy of the Constitution, a testament to his love for the United States a Canadian by birth, Jennings acquired American citizenship in Peter Jennings was a celebrity, of course a dashingly handsome and elegant man, famous for his ability to charm women and world leaders alike but in these pages he is remembered as a loyal friend and a devoted family man, who loved nothing than to canoe with his kids and listen to jazz with his friends in the Hamptons Not that he was the relaxing sort Jennings was a task master, who ripped other reporters pieces to shreds, forcing them to rewrite from the ground up He was a perfectionist, too, who drove his fellow correspondents crazy with his ad libbed questions on the air It was all about standards Throughout his life, Peter Jennings was driven by a passion to seek the truth and convey that truth accurately, simply, cleanly, and elegantly to his American audience He was our voice Told through brief interviews by the people who knew him best, we glean a little bitabout the man, the son, the brother, the father, the journalist, the reporter, the anchor, the editor, the mentor, the colleague and the friend all of whom encompass Peter Jennings.
Below are some of the things that struck a chord with me Peter Jennings was as complex as the world around us.
Regarding the War on Terror, the President said if you are not with us, you re against us Jennings believed that the Told through brief interviews by the people who knew him best, we glean a little bitabout the man, the son, the brother, the father, the journalist, the reporter, the anchor, the editor, the mentor, the colleague and the friend all of whom encompass Peter Jennings.
Below are some of the things that struck a chord with me Peter Jennings was as complex as the world around us.
Regarding the W Peter Jennings was the sole anchor of ABC s World News Tonight from until his death from cancer in For many Americans, he was the voice and face that gave shape and meaning to every day s news But who was Peter Jennings really In this absorbing biography, readers will get to know Jennings through the memories of his friends, family, competitors, colleagues, and interview subjects Their stories are full of surprises Jennings, we learn, was a high school dropout who spent the rest of his life in pursuit of knowledge He traveled the world in search of stories, a notebook perpetually thrust through his back belt loop In his front pocket, he carried a miniature copy of the Constitution, a testament to his love for the United States a Canadian by birth, Jennings acquired American citizenship in Peter Jennings was a celebrity, of course a dashingly handsome and elegant man, famous for his ability to charm women and world leaders alike but in these pages he is remembered as a loyal friend and a devoted family man, who loved nothing than to canoe with his kids and listen to jazz with his friends in the Hamptons Not that he was the relaxing sort Jennings was a task master, who ripped other reporters pieces to shreds, forcing them to rewrite from the ground up He was a perfectionist, too, who drove his fellow correspondents crazy with his ad libbed questions on the air It was all about standards Throughout his life, Peter Jennings was driven by a passion to seek the truth and convey that truth accurately, simply, cleanly, and elegantly to his American audience He was our voice Absolutely superb.
The editors took interviews with many 82 people that had been conducted in preparation for a memorial for Peter on TV soon after his passing, at age 67 They mixed and matched quotes from these folks, ordering the mass into a chronological sequence of his life It works much better than it sounds Jennings comes across as a true superstar Son of Charles Jennings, considered by many the Edward R Murrow of Canada, he had the genes and connections for success, but an affinity for mischief and a The editors took interviews with many 82 people that had been conducted in preparation for a memorial for Peter on TV soon after his passing, at age 67 They mixed and matched quotes from these folks, ordering the mass into a chronological sequence of his life It works much better than it sounds Je Told through brief interviews by the people who knew him best, we glean a little bitabout the man, the son, the brother, the father, the journalist, the reporter, the anchor, the editor, the mentor, the colleague and the friend all of whom encompass Peter Jennings.
Below are some of the things that struck a chord with me Peter Jennings was as complex as the world around us.
Regarding the War on Terror, the President said if you are not with us, you re against us Jennings believed that the Told through brief interviews by the people who knew him best, we glean a little bitabout the man, the son, the brother, the father, the journalist, the reporter, the anchor, the editor, the mentor, the colleague and the friend all of whom encompass Peter Jennings.
Below are some of the things that struck a chord with me Peter Jennings was as complex as the world around us.
Regarding the W I was saddened by the death of Peter Jennings I had watched him for many years and I felt he was an honest reporter If I ever became famous, I wanted him and no one else to interview me When he died, I looked for a biography, but there wasn t one I was surprised by that, but then something shiny caught my attention and I moved on to other things Then last December when I was in Barnes and Noble looking for a birthday present for Krista, I saw Peter Jennings A Reporter s Life I bought it I was saddened by the death of Peter Jennings I had watched him for many years and I felt he was an honest reporter If I ever became famous, I wanted him and no one else to interview me When he died, I looked for a biography, but there wasn t one I was surprised by that, but then something shiny caught my attention and I moved on t I was saddened by the death of Peter Jennings I had watched him for many years and I felt he was an honest reporter If I ever became famous, I wanted him and no one else to interview me When he died, I looked for a biography, but there wasn t one I was surprised by that, but then something shiny caught my attention and I moved on to other things Then last December when I was in Barnes and Noble looking for a birthday present for Krista, I saw Peter Jennings A Reporter s Life I bought it I was saddened by the death of Peter Jennings I had watched him for many years and I felt he was an honest reporter If I ever became famous, I wanted him and no one else to interview me When he died, I looked for a biography, but there wasn t one I was surprised by that, but then something shiny caught my attention and I moved on t I revisited this book Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life after an interruption of a few years and the gap made the contents of this heartfelt tribute to reporter and late ABC News anchor Peter Jennings evenpoignant and distressing Compiled after Jennings 2007 death from lung cancer, the book Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life virtually consists entirely of quotes from Jennings, his family members, friends and colleagues What emerges is a portrait of an extraordinary man who quit high school to work in a bank but because of his innate understanding of how I revisited this book Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life after an interruption of a few years and the gap made the contents of this heartfelt tribute to reporter and late ABC News anchor Peter Jennings evenpoignant and distressing Compiled after Jennings 2007 death f Friends and colleagues share recollections of this magnificent man, telling of his gracious manner, charm, sincerity, fairness, resoluteness, and insatiable curiosity and the list could go on much longer His father was one of Canada s most prominent broadcasters, but Peter dropped out of high school, being interestedin comic books Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life and girls than what he learned in the classroom He spent the rest of his life making up for his lack of formal education by constantly seeking the stories th Friends and colleagues share recollections of this magnificent man, telling of his gracious manner, charm, sincerity, fairness, resoluteness, and insatiable curiosity and the list could go on much longer His father was one of Canada s most prominent broadcasters, but Peter dropped out of high school, being interestedin comic books Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life and girls than what he learned in the classroom He spent the rest of his The truth is that life which is in a corny way The truth of the matter is that how our consciences guide us every day in the littlest of things not the grandest of things Peter Jennings Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things Robert BraultThose little things create some memorable moments that make our lifefulfilling Did I pay any attention to little things today It s been a slow read, in a good way The author presented The truth is that life which is in a corny way The truth of the matter is that how our consciences guide us every day in the littlest of things not the grandest of things Peter Jennings Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things Robert BraultThose little things create some memorable m ¾ Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life ¾ I m learning so much about Peter Jennings The oral history approach is a bit repetitive, though I d like a straight biography better.
Peter Jennings was the anchor of ABC World News Tonight for almost three decades before his death from lung cancer in 2006 This book Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life is an oral biography made up primarily of quotes from Peter s friends and co workers that were gathered to be used in a TV special honouring jennings shortly after his death Not only is it a fascinating retrospective of the life of an experienced foreign correspondent and anchor, it is also at times a scathing critique of what the news media has become in the 21s Peter Jennings was the anchor of ABC World News Tonight for almost three decades before his death from lung cancer in 2006 This book Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life is an oral biography made up primarily of quotes from Peter s friends and co workers that were gathered to be used in a TV special honouring jennings shortly after his death Not only is it a fascinating retrospective of the life of an experienc A wonderful look at someone who really represent true journalism and had style, grace, humility and the consummate gentleman The fairness, humor and making you feel he was reporting the news to you I enjoyed his broadcasts on ABC World News and I enjoyed this book.
Absolutely superb.

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