Things I Learned From Peter Jennings, Who Died 10 Years Ago Today

Miss you, boss.
  1. International news matters
  2. Challenge -- be a pain in the ass -- to authority
  3. Call out the lies
  4. Continually strive for excellence (that will also mean people think you're a pain but if it's about the work it's important)
  5. Language matters, e.g. "Cities such as Paris" not "cities like Paris"
  6. Fight the forces of entertainment trying to destroy journalism
  7. Keeping coming up with ideas, more, more, don't worry about being rejected just keep pitching pitching pitching
  8. Show don't tell. Let the picture and sound tell the story when you can.
  9. Don't smoke