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Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings (born July 29, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is the lead anchor for the Americann evening news program ABC World News Tonight for the ABC network. He is America's second-most watched news anchor, behind NBC's Tom Brokaw, but ahead of CBS News Anchor Dan Rather in the ratings. He became an American citizen in July 2003, but still maintains his Canadian citizenship; as such, Jennings is a dual citizen of the two countries.

Peter Jennings is the son of Charles Jennings, a leading journalist for CBC in Canada.

On December 31, 1999, 175 million Americans tuned into his Millennium Eve special ABC 2000.

Jennings replaced Frank Reynolds after his unexpected death. The president of ABC News first chose Tom Brokaw, the White House Correspondent, to take the top job as main news anchor. However, he turned down the offer and took over as sole anchor on the NBC Nightly News. Jennings was then selected and has become a very influential TV personality.

Jennings is often criticised for possessing a liberal bias during his reportings.

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