Peter Jennings Career Highlights

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

  • Peter Jennings may have been best known as an anchorman, but he was also an intrepid correspondent.
  • At the Munich Olympics in 1972, Jennings was perfectly placed to cover the hostage-taking of Israeli athletes by Arab militants. He and a crew hid in the athletes' quarters for a close-in view of the drama.
  • He won a Peabody Award for a 1974 profile of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
  • Jennings co-wrote a book, "The Century,'' with Todd Brewster and anchored a 25-hour special ending on January first, 2000. Jennings and Brewster also traveled the backroads to write "In Search of America.''
  • He led a documentary team at ABC, hosting the highly-rated spiritual special "The Search for Jesus.''And he logged more than 60 hours on the air the week of Nine-Eleven.
  • Jennings journeyed around the world to cover stories and, when he didn't go to Asia to cover the aftermath of the tsunami less than four months before his lung cancer diagnosis, it was noticed.

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