Just so sad... - A Movement In Time And Space
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Just so sad...
One of my childhood icons died on Sunday. Peter Jennings, anchor of ABC News World News Tonight. I grew up wanting his job. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a journalist. Every night, my family would watch the news. It was a ritual, one that I still wish I could do. I went to college intending on becoming a journalist, first in tv, then I changed to print. Got my degree in journalism and international relations, but never really did anything with it. Funny how dreams change.

But anyway, the point of this is that I am just so sad that Peter Jennings is no longer on this world. I just finished watching Larry King Live, which was actually a day behind. So, it was aired in the US on Monday, one day after Peter died. Tom Brokow, Dan Rather and Barbara Walters were on the show. It was amazing, listening them talk about Peter Jennings in the past tense. I mean, I can't believe that he's not on the air anymore...actually I can't believe that any of those three anchors are not on the air anymore. Just doesn't seem right somehow. I know, it is weird that I'm going on about this, but I grew up with Tom, Dan and Peter on the nightly news casts.

Peter Jennings has such poise, such grace, such heart and passion for what he did. I remember wanting to be like him, wanting to love what I do so much that it wouldn't just be a job, but my life. I don't have that and wonder what it is like...Chris seems to have it to some degree. He doesn't mind coming home and getting right back on his computer and continuing to work until the wee hours of the morning. He is excited by what he is doing almost on a daily basis.

I don't know what really stopped me from pursuing that dream. Well, actually I do know. I wasn't prepared to do all the travelling that journalism would entail at that time of my life. And looking back, that was the time to do it. *sigh*

Hindsight is 20/20.

RIP Peter...

What I'm feeling: sad sad

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gnotobiotically From: gnotobiotically Date: August 9th, 2005 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
There are many people I know who mourn for Peter Jennings. I never really knew who he was. As I wrote in your latest entry (I read that one first) I was never really into the news.

One of my best friends was really depressed when she saw the news (Her family members are big news watchers.) And she had to explain to me who he was... I felt really bad afterwards, almost as though I had insulted the memory of Peter Jennings because I really didnt know who he was.

I must say that I am very happy that Chris has found something truly fulfilling for his life, and I can only aspire to be so lucky. Most people I know who work with computers really can't stand to use them on their free time. I hope that I'm not infringing on his fun when I hog all the customer e-mails like I did yesterday.

I noticed that Chris does this thing where he won't come right out and ask me to do something, but he'll mention that Cerberus is getting messy with all the over-due messages (luckily I can take a hint.) So I worked my eyes out trying my best to clean it up. It took a few hours and quite a bit of work, but I did enjoy most of it.

Oh man... here I go eating up the space on your LJ again...

Have a good night!
kaffy From: kaffy Date: August 9th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw Yeah, the journalism industry was hit hard with his news back in April, and now this. :( Very very sad. I'm with you, I grew up with Brokaw, Jennings and the like. Its just odd to think about that.

And now I see that Mrs. Reeves (christophers widow) has been diagnosed with Lung cancer as well. How very awful :(

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