ABC removes Jennings’ name
Taking another step in its public grieving process, ABC News said Monday it was removing the late Peter Jennings’ name from the broadcast he anchored for more than two decades.
The network kept calling the show “World News Tonight With Peter Jennings” as a tribute all last week even though Jennings died of lung cancer Aug. 7. Jennings made his last appearance on the program April 5.
ABC News President David Westin said he consulted Jennings’ family before making the decision.
“Of all people, Peter insisted on accuracy,” he said. “As much as we would have it otherwise, from now on ‘World News Tonight With Peter Jennings’ will be known as ‘World News Tonight.’ ”