Jim Lehrer Interview: PBS Newshour Anchor and Author on The Sound of Young America

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Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer has anchored The Newshour on PBS for 35 years. He's also written 20 novels, the most recent of which is a charming mystery called Super. Lehrer talks with us about growing up in Kansas, his love of buses and trains, and the role of television journalism, and particularly public television journalism, in the 21st century. Super takes place on The Super Chief, one of the last American luxury trains. The Super Chief passed through Kansas, where Lehrer grew up; as a young man, Lehrer worked in a bus depot owned by the same company as the legendary train.


Speaking into microphones

That clip of him demonstrating how to speak into a microphone was fantastic.