TITLE: Jim Lehrer: 2011 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Jim Lehrer
EVENT DATE: 09/24/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Television journalist Jim Lehrer appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil launched their most ambitious undertaking, "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour." The 1995-96 season marked their 20th year together, as well as MacNeil's departure and Lehrer's stewardship of the program as "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Lehrer left the show this past June. He is the author of "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain" (Random House), among many other books.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2011