Journalism and Freedom

A Video Conversation with Jim Lehrer

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. 

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