Jackie Mason | August 9, 2005
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Amy Austin | August 9, 2005
What a total downer. He was the only news anchor that I could actually stand, really -- my favorite.

You know, it's kind of funny the thought I had as I write this (not so much the "funny, haha", but... well, you know) -- it's no wonder, really, that old people tend to get so cranky and critical of everyone else in the world. Over the years, they've had to watch so many people that they respect and admire just drop dead... to the point where there's nobody left to look up to anymore. It's kind of like it's all on them, but who's listening or paying any attention anymore? How depressing.

Okay, so maybe that wasn't really a "funny" thought after all... just a really bizarre one -- sorry. :-\

David Mitzman | August 10, 2005
I don't think any of us (with a few exceptions) are fortunate enough to live through the age of the true pioneers of news broadcasters (Walter Cronkite of course). I did like Jennings though, he was definitely a good guy.

Jackie Mason | August 11, 2005
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Scott Hardie | August 12, 2005
As already argued-about last year, I prefer to see it as coincidence when things happen in threes. But what a hell of a coincidence it is that Brokaw, Rather, and Jennings would all leave their desks within eight months of each other after reporting the nightly news together for decades, and all three for different reasons. I look forward to seeing who CBS and ABC offer as permanent successors.

Kris Weberg | August 15, 2005
On the other hand, it may be that it's a statistical certainty that almost no one can be a news personality for 30+ years without health, scandal, or age ending one's career.

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