Journalism and Freedom
Fact-finding reporting is a timeless and essential service in a democracy. Jim Lehrer explores this topic, along with freedom of speech, from his perspective as a veteran newsman.
For more than 35 years, Jim Lehrer came into our homes each weeknight as the host of a PBS news show. He co-anchored The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and then anchored The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. The Kansas native’s journalism career took off in Dallas where he covered the assassination of President Kennedy and later launched a public affairs TV show.