Peter Jennings has died
He became the ABC anchor when I was a kid and was just becoming interested in the news. I don't know why I tended to watch ABC then, but it was the channel I chose, and Jennings was the first anchor I really remember. His death is a reminder to me of a time before the 24-hour news cycle, and I'll miss him. My condolences to his family and friends.
On a strangely related note, I'd like to recommend this article from the NY Times Magazine called "Will We Ever Arrive at the Good Death?" It's a haunting piece, and well worth the effort.