Peter Jennings

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Peter Jennings (1938-2005) was a liberal ABC news anchor. In 1987, he alongside CBS correspondent and 60 Minutes founder Mike Wallace on the program Ethics in Journalism episode "Under Orders, Under Fire Part II", had infamously stated that, if they were to choose between warning American troops about an ambush by the North Kosanese and rolling the film showcasing the ambush, they would choose to roll the film without warning the Americans beforehand. However, it should be noted that he initially considered warning the American forces beforehand until Wallace told him off for not maintaining journalistic integrity. He also hosted the documentary series The Century: America's Time which originally aired on the History Channel in 1999 before eventually being aired on ABC and later used as cable curriculum within the Public School System.


“[Fidel] Castro has delivered the most to those who had the least....Education was once available to the rich and the well-connected. It is now free to all....Medical care was once for the privileged few. Today it is available to every Cuban and it is free....Health and education are the revolution’s great success stories.”
— Peter Jennings, ABC’s World News Tonight, April 3, 1989.

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