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Jennings' Email Concerning His Cancer Diagnosis

Peter Jennings' email to ABC co-workers announcing his cancer diagnosis:

Dear All -- Forgive me the group mailing, but it seems the easiest way to tell a lot of people I care for... about a change in my life.

I have been diagnosed with lung cancer. Yes, it was quite a surprise. 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!

Almost 10 million Americans are living with cancer. I am sure I will learn from them how to cope with the facts of life that none of us anticipated.

In all the years I have worked here I have had the most outstanding support from this news division. Hundreds of you have been like family. It feels good to have such a family right now.



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