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I'd like to say a word about a real gentleman from the broadcast media who just got some sobering news. Peter Jennings of ABC's World News Tonight announced this week he's been diagnosed with lung cancer.
As Jennings himself noted, millions of people are living with cancer, and he plans to learn from them "how to cope with the facts of life that none of us anticipated." I can appreciate exactly what Peter is saying, because I was there myself 7 years ago with throat cancer, and have fully recovered.
Peter Jennings, with Carolyn Corvi, on the 737 assembly line in Renton on February 17.
You may recall, Peter Jennings paid us a visit just a couple of months ago, so the news has something of an immediate connection. He and his news crew spent a few hours touring the 737 assembly line in Renton.
I thought he was extremely gracious and full of curiosity about what we're doing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jennings struck us all as being every bit as personable and approachable in person as he is on the air.
We wish him well on his journey of treatment and recovery ahead. And our thoughts and prayers are with him.