Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies At 85

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies At 85

Jim Lehrer joined up with PBS into the 1970s and went on to moderate 12 presidential debates and compose some 20 novels, three memoirs and plays that are several.

Jim Lehrer, the veteran journalist and author understood for their constant, low-key existence when you look at the usually loud realm of television news, passed away Thursday. He co-founded PBS’ NewsHour and won numerous honors — including Peabody and Emmy honors and a nationwide Humanities Medal — in a profession that spanned some 50 years. Continue reading “Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies At 85”