April 05, 2005

PJ has lung cancer

ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings announced this morning that he has lung cancer.

He is set to begin chemo treatments next week.

As you all know, this is a challenge. I begin chemo-therapy next week. I will continue to do the broadcast.

There will be good days and bad, which means that some days I may be cranky and some days really cranky!

Jennings was diagnosed yesterday.

In an e-mail, ABC News President David Westin indicated that PJ would continue to do the program, but that he would be off from time to time, depending on how he's doing. Elizabeth Vargas, Charlie Gibson and others will sit in for him on WNT in those instances.

(More coverage from Aaron's cc, Dead Pool & others)

Posted by mhking at April 5, 2005 11:33 AM
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