Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Real You

One other thought on the death of Peter Jennings. The thing about people who work in television in front of the camera is that people... viewers... get to know you through your work, but they don't get to know the real you.

Many might think they do, as they invite you into their homes every night...

It is true, some are very much like how you see them... others, only a little like the seem...

There is nothing wrong with this relationship BTW, it's just different.

Peter Jennings' final months were for the most part private, spent with the people who meant the most to him. In reading the tributes from friends, you realize we knew Jennings the journalist, but not Jennings the man. While I'm sure there have been different reactions around the country, I hope those experiencing that personal loss find peace.

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