미국에서 가장 신뢰받던 방송 명 앵커중 한사람이었던 ABC 텔레비전 방송사의 피터 제닝스씨가  폐암으로67세를 일기로 타계했습니다. 제닝스씨는 7일밤 늦게 뉴욕시 자택에서 편안히 숨졌다고 가족들이 발표했습니다.

제닝스씨는 지난 4월 폐암에 걸렸다는 사실을 발표했으나 막후에서 방송활동을  계속했습니다. 제닝스씨는 생전에 방송기자와 해외특파원으로 활동하다, 지난 1983년 입사 거의 20년만에 ABC텔레비젼의 단독 뉴스앵커로 기용 되었습니다.  

캐나다태생의 제닝스씨는 고등학교 재학시, 오타와 라디오 방송국에서 일하기 위해 학교를 중퇴했습니다. 피터 제닝스씨는 2년 전에야 미국 시민권을 획득했습니다. 

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One of the United States' most popular television news anchors, Peter Jennings of ABC News, has died of lung cancer at the age of 67.

Mr. Jennings' family says he passed away peacefully late Sunday at his home in New York.

In April, Mr. Jennings went on the air one last time to announce he had lung cancer, but continued to work behind the scenes.

A reporter, broadcaster and foreign correspondent, Mr. Jennings became the sole anchor of ABC television's nightly news in 1983, nearly 20 years after joining the network.

He opened ABC's bureau in Beirut in 1968, and was later seen broadcasting from London as one of the network's main anchors.

Mr. Jennings covered virtually every international event in the past 40 years, and earned a number of major broadcast awards. His wide global knowledge enabled him to explain complex issues to his American audience.

A native of Toronto, Mr. Jennings left high school to start a career in broadcasting at an Ottawa radio station, but soon moved into television. He became an American citizen two years ago.