Newsman Jim Lehrer to Speak at Mason

Posted: April 9, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: April 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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Journalist Jim Lehrer. Photo courtesy PBS NewsHour

Journalist Jim Lehrer. Photo courtesy PBS NewsHour

At the invitation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), Intercollegiate Athletics and Mason Wrestling, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jim Lehrer will visit George Mason University for a discussion with CHSS Dean Jack Censer on Wednesday, April 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. The program is open to everyone and will be presented in the Meese Conference Room in Mason Hall.

Lehrer is the executive editor and former news anchor for PBS NewsHour, and he will talk about his career and his impressions on the patterns he has seen develop in American journalism and American government.

Known for his coverage surrounding the Watergate scandal and the resulting resignation of President Richard Nixon, Lehrer has moderated 12 presidential debates, including the October 2012 debate between candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Lehrer is the great uncle of Mason wrestler Matt Stull, who asked Lehrer to visit the university.

Following his presentation, Lehrer will sign copies of his most recent book, “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates.”

See the CHSS website for more information.

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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