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Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life by The Perseus Books Group (Paperback, 2008)

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For years Peter Jennings was the voice Americans tuned to in their evenings for a sense of the world around them. Here is an account of a life well lived, with purpose, drive, and elegance. For many Americans, TV news anchorman Peter Jennings was the voice and face that gave shape and meaning to every day's news. In this biography, readers witness Jennings' extraordinary rise to the top of his profession, along with getting to kw him as a person. This is an oral biography, a collection of memories contributed by Peter's friends, family, competitors, colleagues, and interview subjects. Their stories are full of surprises. Jennings was a high school dropout who spent the rest of his life in pursuit of kwledge.Peter Jennings was a celebrity, 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 thing more than to cae a quiet lake in Canada with his kids. Not that he was the relaxing sort. Peter Jennings was a task-master who ripped other reporters' pieces to shreds, forcing them to re-write 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 audience.

Key Features
PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
Date of Publication06/11/2008
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
ISBN-101586486446
ISBN-139781586486440
SubjectBiography: General

Publication Data
Place of PublicationNew York
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintPublicAffairs,U.S.
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Dimensions
Weight454 g
Width153 mm
Height229 mm
Spine25 mm

Credits
Edited byKate Darnton, Kayce Freed Jennings, Lynn Sherr

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Author BiographyKate Darnton is a freelance book editor, living in Boston, Massachusetts. Kayce Freed Jennings is executive vice president and co-founder of The Documentary Group, an independent production company. She was married to Peter Jennings from 1997 until his death in 2005. Lynn Sherr has been an award-winning correspondent with ABC News since 1977.

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