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A Conversation with Jim Lehrer

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jim Lehrer (Hall Of Fame Inductee),PBS NewsHour (TV Program),Presidential Debates

Jim Lehrer is the author of 18 previous novels, two memoirs, and three plays. Lehrer has been awarded top honors for his work as a reporter. He has won two Emmys, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award, and the William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit.
Ray Suarez joined *The NewsHour* in October 1999 as a Washington-based Senior Correspondent. Suarez has more than thirty years of varied experience in the news business. He came to *The NewsHour* from National Public Radio where he had been host of the nationwide, call-in news program "Talk of the Nation" since 1993. Prior to that, he spent seven years covering local, national, and international stories for the NBC-owned station, WMAQ-TV in Chicago. He is the author most recently of a book examining the tightening relationship between religion and politics in America, *The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America*. Suarez also wrote *The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration* (Free Press), and has contributed to several other books, including *What We See* (New Village Press, 2010), *How I Learned English* (National Geographic, 2007), *Brooklyn: A State of Mind* (Workman, 2001), *Local Heroes* (Norton, 2000), *Saving America's Treasures* (National Geographic, 2000), and *Las Christmas* (Knopf, 1998). Suarez currently hosts the monthly radio program "America Abroad" for Public Radio International, and the weekly politics program "Destination Casa Blanca" for Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, HITN TV.