Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer began working with PBS in the early 1970s, where he helped bring controversial programs like VD Blues to air. In 1975 helped develop and co-anchored The MacNeil/Lehrer Report with Robert MacNeil, first covering the Watergate Hearings. The news program became the Jim Lehrer NewsHour in 1995 when Robert MacNeil left the program. In 2011, Lehrer announced he was stepping down from his post as anchor but would continue to moderate the Friday news analysis segments and be involved with the show’s production company, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.