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Peter Jennings Sculpture by Randy Groves

Sculptures Themes

On February 18, 2011 the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences commissioned Randy Groves to sculpt a bust of the late ABC anchorman Peter Jennings.

Peter Jennings

At the top of his profession as an acclaimed ABC News Senior Editor, Peter Jennings openly declared that the thing he was most proud of was being a father.

In this sculpture Randy Groves is attempting to capture every aspect of the  dichotomy that Peter Jennings could be. While comfortable surrounded by a cacophony of technology - flashing computer screens and chiming telephones, his favorite possession was his canoe, a cocoon where he could cherish the quiet of peaceful water.

Though television conveyed a calm, urbane and erudite anchorman, off camera, by his own admission, he could be  "pretty hysterical" at

A high school dropout (to begin an early professional career), Peter Jennings bloomed into one of the world's most polished,
interested and interesting communicators, an intellectual feat that is a true tribute to his work ethic.

Ever bursting with enthusiasm, Peter Jennings' true gifts were mainly hidden from view - his fathering skills, his compassion, and his charity.

Click the image below to see Randy Groves' Bronze Bust of Earle Hagen

Early stages of the Peter Jennings bust