Wednesday, July 9

Neither dead nor Canadian - Peter Jennings, the anchor of ABC News World News Tonight, is now an American citizen.

I always liked Peter (don't call him Pete) -- he may not be as smart as the rest of the big three, but he seems far less arrogant (or weird) than Rather and he's definitely no blow-hard like Brokaw.

Back in college, a bunch of us used to gather every night in the taproom at Cloister Inn during dinner to watch Jennings' Gulf War broadcasts (and Jeopardy! which immediately followed), eschewing the meathead gang upstairs watching Cheers re-runs, in an early example of my life-long love affair with appointment TV.