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In an up-close-and-personal format, Jim Lehrer sits down for a candid discussion on a wide range of topics including current events around the world, the 21st Century information revolution, the on-going coarsening of public discourse, the state of journalism in America today, the importance of national service and much more. He gives audiences the facts and context for today’s events and helps them to understand the complex and often confusing avalanche of unfiltered news and information that besieges the public each day. A respected journalist renowned for his objectivity, Lehrer enjoys and looks forward to taking questions from the audience about topics and issues of importance to them.
Jim Lehrer has moderated 12 presidential and vice-presidential live debates with formats that range from podium to round-table to town halls. As one of the most trusted voices in broadcast journalism, Lehrer uses his legendary moderating skills to elevate a discussion or program - he asks the right questions, gets the most out of each participant, keeps the discussion on topic and relevant and keeps the energy high for both the participants and the audience.
As the beacon of responsible daily journalism, Jim Lehrer gives audiences the facts and context for today’s events and helps them to understand the complex and often confusing avalanche of unfiltered news and information that besieges the public each day.
With a career that spans over five decades, Jim Lehrer is one of the most trusted voices in both print and broadcast journalism and has earned the respect, admiration and attention of an entire industry, the viewing public and the nation’s political process. In addition to anchoring and co-anchoring the PBS NewsHour, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, Lehrer has moderated—in formats including podium, round-table and town hall—12 presidential and vice-presidential debates including the first Obama-Romney 2012 Presidential debate which focused on domestic policy. He has interviewed seven U.S. Presidents and received many of the most prestigious awards in journalism including two Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award and the National Humanities Medal. In addition to his best-selling book, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain (September, 2011), a lively and revealing book that pulls back the curtain on more than 40 years of televised political debate in America, Lehrer is the author of 20 novels, two memoirs and three plays. Lehrer moderates the NewsHour’s Friday political analysis roundtable segment providing his viewers the basic fact-based journalism he has become known for throughout the years. He sits down with audiences in a conversation-style format that allows an intimate and in-depth discussion on topics that range from a behind-the-scenes look at current events to the 21st -century information revolution. His favorite interaction is with the audience and he looks forward to taking their questions on the issues of importance to them.