Statement by John Kerry on the Passing of Peter Jennings:
“One of the final long interviews I did during the campaign last year was with Peter Jennings in Des Moines. I will always remember his insight, his ability to explain the most complicated issues in the clearest form, and his grace and style.
“He was a tough interviewer but he was always fair. I enjoyed our conversations about politics and especially hockey.
“Peter Jennings put his own brand on broadcast journalism. He will be greatly missed.”
ABC television news anchor Peter Jennings (L) interviews Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa October 2004.