Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour Co-Founder and Longtime Anchor, Dead at 85

Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour Co-Founder and Longtime Anchor, Dead at 85
Jim Lehrer, who co-founded PBS NewsHour and served as its anchor for nearly four decades, died Thursday. Current NewsHour anchor/managing editor Judy Woodruff reported the sad news on the broadcast’s website.

Lehrer and Robert MacNeil started NewsHour in 1975. Lehrer would go on to anchor the nightly news report for the following 36 years.

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