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JENNINGS-Peter. The Board of Trustees and staff of Carnegie Hall mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague Peter Jennings. Peter joined the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees in 1992 and was a committed and faithful friend throughout the years. Peter also served as a gracious and erudite ambassador for Carnegie Hall as anchor of our Opening Night broadcasts on PBS, sharing with viewers across the country the magic and thrill of these gala performances. All of us at Carnegie Hall will miss his warm and welcoming presence. We express our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Kayce; to his children Elizabeth and Christopher; and to his entire extended family, including his colleagues at ABC News. Sanford I. Weill Chairman of the Board

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Published in New York Times on Aug. 9, 2005.
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April 27, 2020
We miss you Peter Jennings!
Tony & Amanda Morton
April 15, 2020
I will always remember you Peter Jennings. My family camped around the TV every night to watch you. Thank you sir, sleep well .....
Pamela Bennett
July 5, 2018
chris gray
May 23, 2018
Never equalled. The consummate professional, and best TV news anchor in history. Hugely, hugely missed in these awful times.
November 30, 2017
This is to someone who shall never be forgotten. You were the first person I saw in color on TV as a child. Rest In Peace, Mr. Jennings.
J. Coleman
September 9, 2017
I wish things were like they were before you died. So much has changed. May you rest in peace. Your family is in my prayers.
Thank you for being there every night.
J. Rivett
August 1, 2017
Rest in peace Peter the evening news is not the same without you.
Andrew Persaud
May 7, 2017
Nazarene Mckinney
February 1, 2017
alvine Pace
December 23, 2016
I am still amazed how Peter handled the 9-11 news broadcast. So calm and professional. I feel he was born for that moment. His calm demeanor called millions of Americans. Thank God he was thete for us during that terrible day
James Viola
July 30, 2016
GOD BLESS YOU AND FAMILY. REST IN PEACE.
JOHN A. COONEY
July 29, 2016
"Happy Birthday, once again, Peter" I love sharing my birthday with you! <3 Always
July 18, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. He will be sorely missed.
Ann Nolan
July 12, 2016
We know you gave the world your very best every day. We will miss you...your candor and honesty in reporting the news.
Vicki Jacobi
July 3, 2016
THANKS FOR DELIVERING THE NIGHTLY NEWS WITH SOPHISTICATION AND GRACE. ONE IS TRULY MISSED
Valenda Newell
March 20, 2016
Matt. 5:4 happy are you who mourn since you will be comforted
March 5, 2016
You were always such a gentleman and though you are gone you will never be forgotten from a journalist who never made it to the big time.
D. Wakefield
October 6, 2015
As you watch the ever Changing world, please let your spirit inspire all the journalist today. A good man is never forgotten.
August 8, 2015
A truly gifted individual, you left a huge void in our nightly news broadcast. We miss you and will always remember the great job you did.
August 8, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
August 7, 2015
Your smile will be greatly missed and all the great nnewsyou would bbroadcast. RIP
August 7, 2015
all the way from pei my deepest sympathies loved his broadcasts
August 7, 2015
The voice, his looks, and his intelligence. Peter Jennings was the total package. As a teenager in the 80's it was love at first sight.
S.P.
July 15, 2015
Jennings Family:
Sorry to be just now finding out about his passing, nrly 10 yrs. ago, already. He has already been sorely missed, and will be for so many years to come, bythose of us who watched him on the News Programs.
Ruth Meyer
June 25, 2015
I am so sorry you had to go. The news will never be the same to me ever! RIPI
March 19, 2015
I miss watching your reporting,but you are a big part of my living. I quit smoking Aug,9,2005. Rest in Peace Peter Jennings
Hope Vargas
February 19, 2015
You will always be a part of our lives with your nightly news.
R D
February 1, 2015
RIP MR. Jennings.
January 12, 2015
RIP Mr. Jennings
Rhoda colon
September 2, 2014
9 years!! Omg I know you are reporting world news in heaven ! RIP we will always miss you in our home! ??
K A Patrick
August 7, 2014
Farewell
David J Bhaltazhar Esq
July 29, 2014
Just wanted to say Hi and "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". Bet you haven't aged at all!! Good Night, Peter.
Patty Gamblin
June 29, 2014
Mr Peter Jennings,
If is coming up to be nine years that you left us. God how times fly. What a bless ing you were to us. I enjoy watching the news, and you were of of my favorite. Mr Jennings, if death could build a staircase, and memories a lane,I would walk up to heaven and bring you back again. We did not see you sufferd we did not see you died, we only got the message and that was our good by. Rest in peace Mr Jennings I know you are doing an awesome job up there in heaven.
My dolences to the Jennings family
Inez Small
October 14, 2013
I miss you Peter! it was an honor to voice World news tonight for 13 years. You wer'e the best in the biz bat known.


Keith Alan
Keith Alan
March 25, 2013
i still miss you every day it has not been the same at ABC News every since your passing I was watching the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Games opening ceremonies when you and Jim Mckay you interview Ronald Reagan and you did a fabulous job and the closing ceremonies like Jim Mckay I still miss your world stories every day but you will when I see you in heaven RIP Peter
Amar Smith
February 2, 2013
a couple of weeks ago peter i was reading your book In Search of America a project that you did 11 years ago and every time i read you books or even watch old highlights of your news career I learn a lot more history from you more than any other human being something else every time i watch your old stuff from the 1970's when you were covering the Middle east you were a perfect fit because it you learn so much from that experience also when you were working in London for ABC News 1976-1983 your greatest gift is when your children Elizabeth and Christopher where born there and they are enjoying the American experience which have for 30 years and i was last week watching ABC 2000 on you tube.com you hang in there friend for 25 hours going around the world that day on Dec 31st 1999 and January 1st 2000 2 years later 9-11-01 was the finest hour on the worst terriorist attack ever on U.S Soil since Dec 7th 1941 or even d-day on June 6th 1944 even January 28th 1986 when you were covering the Space Challenger tragedy that day you are the greatest journist of all time and more important like John Wooden the Wizard of Westwood or John Facenda the voice of God thats with you but you are the Student of History my friend till we meet friend In heaven RIP Peter Love Amar Smith
Amar Smith
February 2, 2013
i still miss you every day peter because you are the greatest god bless Kayce and children Elizabeth and Christopher RIP Love Amar
Amar Smith
September 5, 2012
I miss him every day- May his soul be in peace.
Maniza Johnson
May 21, 2012
KATHY AND BUDDY BARNETT
April 28, 2012
Rest in peace.
April 9, 2012
I watched Peter Jennings all my life, as a news reporter he was one of the best. I am very sad to hear of his passing, My condolences and prayers go out to his family.
Donna sachs
April 7, 2012
He was an inspiration to what you could suceed in life,He was one of the best in journalism and didn't even have a high school diploma, but he perservier in what he belived in. god bless your love ones R.I.P.
maria casanova
February 3, 2012
Comfort the family of Peter Jennings as the mourn his passing.
November 5, 2011
We always watch Petter on the news ever day . are prayers are with you all. We will missed him . Daniel& Barbara Ray Tallahassee FL
Barbara Ray
September 10, 2011
Missing your each night news with that kind of voice and way of telling the stories... RIP God bless your soul.
Isam Musharbash
September 10, 2011
Missing your each night news with that kind of voice and way of telling the stories... RIP God bless your soul.
March 13, 2011
I still miss watching you on ABC EVENING NEWS.For a high school dropout you could have fooled me.MR JENNINGS WAS AN OUTSTANDING JOURNALIST. He did better than those 4yr.degree people.RIP MR JENNINGS,and GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY.THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE GREAT YEARS.
M TERRY
February 27, 2011
WOW!! Just found this...accidental tourist. Was just talking with a friend regarding the best reporters ever. Top of the list..Peter Jennings. Walter is another one....different generation. This convo reminded me I had written a bit of a blurb on a tech help site I belonged to at the time...and another WOW..it was still there. Here it is...still miss his honesty...My heartfelt sympathies to all!!

Soar On High Mr. Jennings

Fly free on your wings made of words..
They glide on the wind of your soul...
In them you give us a window...
A window into enlightenment.

Breathe deeply with your spirit as you soar...
The eternal muse soars with you...
Surely the angels must also...
For this song you have brought us...
will be sung...and shall be heard forevermore...

Me..Aug.8/2005
April 5, 2010
MR. PETER JENNINGS WILL SURELY BE MISSED.HE WAS ALWAYS PART OF OUR LIVES.HIS NEWS REPORTS WERE VERY TOUCHING. HE WAS A GENTLEMAN AND HE KNEW HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE. HE WAS ALWAYS WELCOME IN OUR LIVING ROOM. MI CASA WAS ALWAYS SU CASA. MY CONDOLENSES GOES TO THE JENNING FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS THE JENNING FAMILY AND GIVE YOU CONFORT. IN JESUS NAME I PRAY. AMEN. J.R.RODRIGUEZ
December 30, 2009
Mr. Jennings, the voice, the man. I really appreicated how he deliver the evening news. He is so Miss!!

Psalms147:3-He is healing the broken hearted ones; and binding up their painful spots.

My prayers continue to be with the Jennngs Family
October 6, 2009
For Peter...

A man you could trust
with the news.

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio
August 19, 2009
I will think of Mr Jennings when I see the evening news.
Impressive journalist.

Revelation 21:3,4 gives me hope.
Sandra Kay l.
July 7, 2009
A unique persona in the news business. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Peter Jennings family. We have all been blessed to have been touched by Mr. Jennings work.
Jerry K
July 7, 2009
God bless the Jennings Family...my prayer is that you will find peace and comfort day by day. The evening news is just not the same.

Carolyn W., Orlando, FL
Carolyn Wilson
June 29, 2009
God bless you Peter Jennings you were a good newsman,now you are a messenger of God
Barbara L
June 29, 2009
Deepest condolences to the Peter Jennings family. The evening news is not the same. My thoughts and prayers are with the Jennings family.
henry vinson
June 26, 2009
Michelle Tucker
June 25, 2009
You are missed by the whole world. It's not he same watching the news in the evening without you reporting the days events. Rest in peace, Peter.
Joan
April 1, 2009
You will be missed by the whole team here at HCB Screen Printing Equipment
Henry Trombley
March 19, 2009
My daughter and I were just watching the movie you appeared in with Lindsay Lohan May god bless your family and loved Ones.
Sheree Alexander
March 19, 2009
My daughter and I were just watching the movie you stared in with Lindsay Lohan May god bless your family and loved Ones.
sheree Alexander
June 25, 2008
I am still saddened by the death of this great man even after almost 3 years. I always hoped Peter would get better but I guess it was time for him to be an anchorman in Heaven. National News will never be the same without Peter.
Rick Carlton
June 24, 2008
I'm 40 years old and grew up always watching Peter Jennings.
I really miss him.
He did a wonderful job with the 9/11 story. He is truely Missed. from:Ann Patrick Vest
Ann Vest
June 24, 2008
I'm only 19 years old and I've watched Peter Jennings since the day I could remember. He was a good person. Honestly, I don't watch news that much now... I just go online to read about the news. Talk about a great impact...
Pa Ja Moua
August 7, 2007
It has been two years today that Peter passed away. He was a wonderful, gracious, and caring man. I miss his intelligent, professional, and calm way of telling the news every night. He may be gone, but he will always be remembered as one of the best newscasters of our time. Peace and love to Peter's family.
Susan Benjamin
August 7, 2007
It's still unreal that Peter Jennings has passed away. I still miss him and the suave way he carried himself. My thoughts continue to be with his family and friends. Be comforted that one day mourning, death and pain will be a thing of the past.
July 29, 2007
Peter, you would have been 69 years old today. May you continue to experience love, joy, and peace in the presence of God.
Jeanne Fox
June 28, 2007
I miss Peter very much. He was someone I truly had a lot of respect for because he was an honest, kind-hearted person and was the best news reporter of our time. God bless his family - may they be comforted by good memories of him.
Susan Benjamin
June 26, 2007
Yes you were quite an inspiration God Bless you and Your Family
Melinda Blaney
June 14, 2007
Nothing comes to stay...everything comes to pass
ti Lewis
April 29, 2007
I don't know why, but lately I've really been missing Mr. Jennings. I mean, I didn't know him personally, nor did I even meet him at all. I just miss seeing him on T.V. giving me the real news. When I was little, there were only two TV personalities that made me feel secure: Mr. Rogers and Peter Jennings.
S Davidson
March 26, 2007
Leticia Rivera
February 13, 2007
just like everyone else, we'll see ya on the other side!!!!P.S. tell Johnnie Cash we said heeeeeeey! Dave and Steve
Dave Steve
February 8, 2007
Still missing you, Peter. Honoring you in prayer and happy memories. Teresa & Michael.
February 5, 2007
Elmer Jennings
Wichita, Kansas
Elmer Jennings
January 22, 2007
Peter Jennings was my rock when the world was going mad. I was away from the US on September 11th. Nothing seemed real without Peter there to comment and reassure. None of the anchors today has his strength. I miss him but I'm sure he's at peace.
Susan Lowe
November 1, 2006
I still miss Peter's expertise in reporting the news. The evening news just isn't the same without him, but I am thankful for the 67 years we had him. Thank You, Lord, for Peter's life on earth. He was indeed a blessing.
Jeanne Fox
September 24, 2006
Scott Chamberland
August 30, 2006
to abc and family

i will missed you very much ,peter
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anatasia maximovitch
August 11, 2006
Whenever there was a big news event it was Peter Jennings who brought it to us.I will always miss that.Thank you Peter for your calming voice.Rest in peace my friend.
Jim Berger
August 8, 2006
I do to this day miss Peter each time I hear of an important news event. I can't help but wonder with all that is happening in the ME that there is part of the story we will never hear because Peter is not here to tell us. He so loved Beirut, a city he lived in for many years. Perhaps it is a blessing that he is not here to see what is happening to his beloved city. Best to his family and friends on this one year anniversary of his death. We all miss him dearly. I hope he knows that.
Diana Reynolds
August 7, 2006
It's hard to believe Peter Jennings has been gone for a year now. I believe he's in Heaven in the presence of God forever.
Jeanne Fox
July 28, 2006
We love you, Peter!
God bless your soul.
Maya Edejer
July 26, 2006
The evening news is really not the evening news without you Peter. Best wishes to your loving family
Ezra Worthy
July 24, 2006
I miss listening to Peter's voice on ABC World News Tonight. The news just isn't the same without him. The only thing I find comforting about the situation is that Peter is no longer suffering and he's in Heaven experiencing everlasting joy.

During an interview with Christianity Today magazine in June, 2000, Peter Jennings was asked if Jesus would have been willing to grant interviews to journalists. Peter replied, "Oh, there's no doubt in my mind that He would have." During the night of August 7, 2005, Peter Jennings left this world and got that interview with Jesus.

Serve God well up there in Heaven, Peter. I hope to meet you there someday.
Jeanne Fox
July 15, 2006
Peter was truly a great man. He may have been born a Canadian son, but he became a father to America. He was the comforting voice to a nation for so many years and he will be missed very much. I wish God's greatest blessings bestowed upon his family, friends and all those who loved him dearly, around the world.
Dr. G. Harriman
June 15, 2006
A wonderful man, a great newscaster! He will be surely missed! Rest in peace!
Leslie Hoskins
June 14, 2006
The voice of Peter Jennings will live on. May the sweet memories be of comfort to his family.

He may have been Canada's son, however, he became one of America's Fathers.
Happy Fathers Day in heaven.
Dode
May 31, 2006
You are missed
Carol Graham
May 26, 2006
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR LOVE ONES.
TONYA C
May 19, 2006
Peter Jennings will be very missed and live in our hearts forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Natalie Essegulian
May 15, 2006
miss you so very much!
Darlene sims
May 15, 2006
darlene sims
May 7, 2006
Your legacy will live on...
God bless you and your family.
Marilou Vera
May 6, 2006
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mayling Buan
May 4, 2006
I always admired Peter and his news broadcasts. He did it with such dignity and even made some humorous. I loved his town meetings in that they made Peter seem like one of us. He will be missed
kevin oneill
April 17, 2006
RIP,Peter...You will be missed.
Marty Molloy
March 29, 2006
Peter Jennings will never be forgotten.
Dyon Dhanesar
February 24, 2006
Mr. Jennings was a consummate professional. I miss his broadcasts and extend my condolences and prayers to his family.
Emilio Rangel Jr
January 27, 2006
You were a class act. May you rest in peace.
Charles McDaid
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