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    a new american

    ABC News anchor Peter Jennings has become an American citizen.

    http://canada.com/national/story.asp...8-842B499D3A53

    "It's been on my mind for many years, obviously, I've been here such a long time," he told CanWest News Service from his office in New York. "As a Canadian friend said to me today, I've always made clear my love for America. And it was a good time to formally declare that affection, along with a sense of debt and gratitude to the country that's made it possible for me to have a wonderful life both professionally and personally."


    "I think that 9/11 and the subsequent travel I did in the country afterwards made me feel connected in new ways," he said. "And when we were working on the America project I spent a lot of time on the road, which meant away from my editor's desk, and I just got much more connected to the Founding Fathers' dreams and ideas for the future."

    Mr. Jennings, who will retain his Canadian citizenship, quickly added: "That does not for a second, as any smart American will tell you, mean you have to renounce your roots."

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    sniff! sniff!....im really touched by this and hope it moves others the same way
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    surely you jest.

    Peter Jennings is my least favorite news anchorman but at least, (at last?) he has made a commitment to the country.
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    Well at least he's not as bad as that ***** Conrad Black! Remember what he did! He renouced his Canadian Citizenship just to become a Lord for the English. I hope that jerk is Lord of of Crapshire(figuritive place made of Crap).
    Not all those who wander are lost.

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    I was always under the impression that he was born here...hehe. Then again, i don't watch network news that often. Looks like a good move to me though.

    I did a quick google search, and it seems quite a few popular people here in the States are indeed from Canada.

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    God bless those crazy Canadians, eh!

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    He was Canadian? Geez...the best American news anchor is from Canada....that is just surprising. He does a great job though.
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    I didn't know he was from Canada either, but he should have become a citizen a long time ago. He's been here long enough to have anyways.
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    Framework is right. A lot of people who are really famous in the US are from Canada. We have a smaller viewing audiance so it is hard for your media to compeate. Most Canadians Actors end up working in the US.
    Not all those who wander are lost.

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