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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Letterman reads presidential debate Top 10

Letterman reads presidential debate Top 10

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- David Letterman dedicated one of his "Late Show" Top 10 lists to U.S. President Barack Obama after his debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Transcript, full video of Obama, Romney debate

Transcript, full video of Obama, Romney debate

Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney participated in their first debate Wednesday night at the University of Denver.
Romney takes the fight to Obama in Denver

Romney takes the fight to Obama in Denver

DENVER, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Republican challenger Mitt Romney went hard at Democratic President Barack Obama in their first debate Wednesday at the University of Denver.
Romney changes tack in challenging Obama

Romney changes tack in challenging Obama

DENVER, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting away from hitting U.S. President Barack Obama on the economy and focusing on other issues, aides said.
Obama downplays debate; Christie hypes it

Obama downplays debate; Christie hypes it

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama downplayed this week's debate, while Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the exchange would change the campaign's "narrative."
Obama, Romney aides downplay debate hopes

Obama, Romney aides downplay debate hopes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Don't expect home runs from U.S. President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney during the presidential debates, aides to both nominees said.
1st Obama-Romney debate: It's the economy

1st Obama-Romney debate: It's the economy

DENVER, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Half of the first presidential debate is scheduled to discuss the U.S. economy, but the AARP says it is dismayed Social Security and Medicare aren't mentioned.
Moderators named for presidential debates

Moderators named for presidential debates

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Moderators have been named for the three debates on domestic and foreign policy between President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Lehrer leaving 'PBS NewsHour'

Lehrer leaving 'PBS NewsHour'

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. broadcast journalist Jim Lehrer has announced he will not be part of the daily anchor rotation team for "PBS NewsHour" as of June 6.
Sreenivasan joining 'NewsHour' staff

Sreenivasan joining 'NewsHour' staff

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- CBS News correspondent Hari Sreenivasan is joining the staff of "The PBS NewsHour," the U.S. program's producers announced Monday.

Lehrer, MacNeil honored by Arizona State

PHOENIX, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- PBS anchors Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil said during a Phoenix awards event held by Arizona State University that reporters still have a place in the world.
McCain, Obama square off in Mississippi

McCain, Obama square off in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and John McCain held their first presidential debate in Oxford, Miss., Friday night under the shadow of tense bailout negotiations in Washington.
Obama on al-Qaida: 'Take them out'

Obama on al-Qaida: 'Take them out'

OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Republican John McCain attacked Democrat Barack Obama in a debate in Oxford, Miss., Friday night for saying he might launch U.S. strikes into Pakistan.
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SLP98111104 - 12 NOVEMBER 1998 - CLAYTON, MISSOURI, USA: Media icon Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor of the PBS television show The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, talks about his new book Purple Dots, to a crowd at Library, Ltd, in Clayton, Missouri, during a book signing, November 11. iw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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James Charles "Jim" Lehrer ( /ˈlɛrə/; born May 19, 1934) is an American journalist and the news anchor for PBS NewsHour on PBS, known for his role as a frequent debate moderator during elections. Lehrer is an author of non-fiction and fiction, drawing from his experiences and interests in history and politics.

Lehrer was born in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Lois Catherine (née Chapman), a bank clerk, and Harry Frederick Lehrer, a bus station manager. He attended middle school in Beaumont, Texas and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he was one of the three sports editors at the Jefferson Declaration. He also graduated from Victoria College in Texas and the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Lehrer joined the United States Marine Corps and attributes his service and travels with helping him to look past himself and feel a connection to the world that he would not have otherwise experienced.

Lehrer began his career in journalism at The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times-Herald, where he covered the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. From 1970 to 1973, Lehrer anchored the local single-story news show, Newsroom on KERA-TV, the local Public Broadcasting affiliate station in Dallas. Lehrer began working with PBS network in 1973, and in 1975 developed and co-anchored The MacNeil/Lehrer Report with Robert MacNeil. The news show was later renamed The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and after MacNeil's departure in 1995 was named The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and finally PBS NewsHour in 2009.

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