Published January 13, 2015
Friends and coworkers speak out on the death of ABC News anchor Peter Jennings:
"He always had the courage to ask the tough questions and demand answers. He set a high standard for TV journalists and his influence will be felt for generations to come." — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
"No one could ad lib like Peter. ... You would think that it was all scripted, he was so poetic, but it wasn't." — Barbara Walters.
"He was a student for the rest of his life even though he had dropped out [of school] so early, not even, because he had dropped out so early. I think if there was one message he would like to leave with young people today it is, 'Don't do what I did."' — Ted Koppel.
"He really did make us raise our sights." — Diane Sawyer.
"Kayce [Jennings' wife] told me earlier this evening that 'Peter died with his family around him, without pain and in peace. He knew he'd lived a good life."' — ABC President David Westin.