Jim Lehrer, Longtime ‘PBS NewsHour’ Anchor, Dead at 85

Jim Lehrer, Longtime ‘PBS NewsHour’ Anchor, Dead at 85
Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour who moderated a dozen presidential debates, has died at the age of 85. PBS reported that Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep at home” Thursday.

“On behalf of all of us at PBS, we are deeply saddened to learn of Jim Lehrer’s passing,” PBS President Paula Kerger said in a statement.

“From co-creating the groundbreaking MacNeil/Lehrer Report to skillfully moderating many presidential debates, Jim exemplified excellence in journalism throughout his extraordinary career. A true giant in news and public affairs, he
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