Jim Lehrer (1934–2020)

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Jim Lehrer was born on May 19, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as James Charles Lehrer. He was a writer, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), Viva Max (1969) and PBS NewsHour (2009). He was married to Kate Tom Staples. He died on January 23, 2020 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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Zoolander 2 Jim Lehrer
Viva Max Writer
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 2020 PBS NewsHour (TV Series) (creator - 30 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 29 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 28 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 27 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
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 2014-2019 PBS NewsHour (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes)
- Program dated April 11th, 2019 (2019) ... (creator)
- Kept Out, part 2 (2018) ... (creator)
- Program dated February 18th, 2018 (2018) ... (creator)
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie) (book "The Last Debate")
 1969 Viva Max (novel "Viva Max" - as James Lehrer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Top Down". See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I have an old-fashioned view that news is not a commodity. News is information that's required in a democratic society, and Thomas Jefferson said a democracy is dependent on an informed citizenry. That sounds corny, but I don't care whether it sounds corny or not. It's the truth.


Owns a bus in memory of his father. See more »


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