Peter Jennings

1938 - 2005

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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-American television journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005. He dropped out of high school, yet he transformed himself into one of American television's most prominent journalists. Jennings started his career early, hosting a Canadian radio show at age 9. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Jennings has received more than 2,312,610 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Peter Jennings is the 86th most popular journalist (down from 73rd in 2019), the 523rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 450th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Journalist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among journalists, Peter Jennings ranks 86 out of 129Before him are Sara Carbonero, Sofía Ímber, Diane Sawyer, Don McCullin, Kenji Goto, and Piers Morgan. After him are Salima Ghezali, Daniel Schneidermann, George Padmore, James Foley, Homai Vyarawalla, and Kenji Nagai.

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Among people born in 1938, Peter Jennings ranks 429Before him are Alan Rees, Richard Goldstone, Gerry Byrne, Neville Lederle, William Bolcom, and Terry Wogan. After him are Jaswant Singh, John Connelly, Les Murray, Kathy Kirby, Eduard Ivanov, and Hayes Jones. Among people deceased in 2005, Peter Jennings ranks 271Before him are R. L. Burnside, Adrian Biddle, Herbert Goldstein, Lucky Thompson, André Testut, and Bob Denver. After him are Keith Andes, Lee Eun-ju, Christopher Fry, Chloe Jones, Charles Rocket, and Dave Allen.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Peter Jennings ranks 523 out of 1,130Before him are Laura Vandervoort (1984), Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849), Guy Delisle (1966), Tatiana Maslany (1985), Patrick Roy (1965), and E. Pauline Johnson (1861). After him are K.d. lang (1961), Charlotte Le Bon (1986), Brendan Fehr (1977), Karla Homolka (1970), Emily Bett Rickards (1991), and Gregory Colbert (1960).


Among journalists born in Canada, Peter Jennings ranks 1After him are Lauren Southern (1995).