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Visit to Arizona brings cake to Jennings' mind

Deciding whether to visit Arizona has been a piece of cake for Peter Jennings.

The ABC "World News Tonight" anchorman remembers his first visit in 1964, when he and fellow cub reporter Ted Koppel came to cover Barry Goldwater's campaign for president."I can still remember standing out in front of his house every afternoon, waiting for either a comment or a piece of chocolate cake," Jennings said. "Both would inevitably come."

Jennings returned to Arizona on Saturday for the Spirits in the Sun native arts festival in Scottsdale supporting Canadian Indian art.

"I'm constantly amazed at the resilience of these cultures, which have survived everything the Europeans put them through," said Jennings, who was born in Canada.