Jim Lehrer

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Jim Lehrer in 2007

James Charles "Jim" Lehrer (/ˈlɛərər/;[1]—born May 19, 1934) is an American journalist and novelist.

Lehrer was born in Wichita, Kansas. He is the executive editor and a former news anchor for the PBS NewsHour on PBS. Lehrer is also known for his role as a debate moderator in U.S. presidential election campaigns. He is an author of a number of fiction and nonfiction books.[2]

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Lehrer has received two Emmy Awards, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.[3] He has received the William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit and the University of Missouri School of Journalism's Honor Medal.[3] Lehrer was honored in 1999 with the National Humanities Medal. It was given by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.[3] He has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[3] Lehrer has received honorary degrees from 42 universities and colleges.[3]

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  1. Jim "Lehrer, Jim" Check |url= value (help). Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  2. "Jim Lehrer Biography (1934-)". Film Reference. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Jim Lehrer". Washington Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 4 July 2015.