What It Was Like to Be Interviewed By Jennings

"World News Tonight" recently caught up with Eki Foco, the 13-year old boy whose family was brought to America after he was interviewed by Peter Jennings during the war in Bosnia in 1994. What was it like for Eki, as a young teen when he moved to America? What did he think of Jennings and his TV crew when they approached him in Sarajevo? Here is a selection of his answers to your questions.

Note: These answers have not been edited by ABC News.

Michael in New York City asks: What do you remember most about your time with Peter when you were 13? Did you think of him as a typical Westerner, or something more special?

Eki Foco: Peter was everything but a typical Westerner. He showed so much enthusiasm, so many emotions. You could see in his eyes that he cared -- his words and his expressions. To this date I have yet to meet a man such as him. Peter was a mentor to me, someone I have always looked up to and tried to do just as much good as he did during his life. There are no words to describe him and his kindness and will to help.

Matt in Virginia asks: It must have been cool to be interviewed by Peter Jennings. Did he make you feel comfortable when he interviewed you? I know I would've been nervous, but I bet Peter made it good. Also, did you feel surprised when Peter showed up to your house that day? Thank you for your time.

Eki Foco: When the interview took place I felt more as I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, some one I can trust and express my problems and worries to. I was amazed at the way he presented himself and what he does. Even today it makes me want to become a person who can make a difference in other people's lives the way Peter did to me. When Peter showed up at my house I was speechless, and for the first time in my life I felt like someone actually cared for us and someone wants the world to know what is going on in the city that hosted Olympic Games. At that moment Peter was like a father to me.

Susan in Washington asks: What do you like the best about the United States? And do you still have family in Sarajevo?

Eki Foco: There are many things that I love about the United States so I will name just few. The fact that I can sleep at night without worrying about a bomb hitting my house or sniper shooting at me while riding my bike; the opportunity that lies in United States for anyone who has will and dedicates themselves to achievement.

I do still have a lot of family in Sarajevo including my uncle, aunt and grandfather. Most of my friends that I grew up with are scattered around the globe but many of them still live in Sarajevo.

Steve in Washington asks: When you recently appeared on "World News Tonight," they showed you keep a stop watch from Jennings near a photograph of the journalist in your home. What was the stop watch used for and does it still work?

Eki Foco: The stop watch was used for the preparation of the reports done by journalists and it is used to this day by all news agencies. Each second means difference between a great report and a failure. The watch has stopped working and I decided not to touch the batteries because I want to remember Peter the way he was in a way like the watch that has been unchanged.

Tama in Texas asks: I have heard you credit Peter Jennings for saving your life, but what about the couple who contacted Peter Jennings to get his help on getting you and your family out of Bosnia? Does your family have any contact with the American family?

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