LONGTIME PBS NEWS ANCHOR JIM LEHRER DIES

Jan 24, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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The long time host of “NewsHour” on PBS in the states, whose former co-anchor is Canadian, has died.

Jim Lehrer was 85.

He and Robert MacNeil saw broadcast journalism as a service with its main goal to help the public understand events and issues.

The two began their nightly reports on PBS in 1975.

Lehrer was also a frequent moderator of presidential debates.

Robert MacNeil, who was born in Montreal and attended university in Halifax and Ottawa, is still alive.  He is 89.

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