Peter Jennings signs off.

I don’t have much to say about the death of Peter Jennings, but plenty of other people and news sources do. The best and perhaps most in depth one I’ve seen so far has been by John Simpson of the BBC.

Peter did what he could to halt the downward spiral of television news in America – that terrible turning inward, which means the less you know about the world, the less you want to know about it, and therefore the less a ratings-obsessed industry decides to tell you.

He often forced news items onto his programmes because they were important, not because the producers wanted them.

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