Thursday, January 23, 2020

RIP Jim Lehrer

If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy.  So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it.  I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it.

-- James Charles Lehrer (19 May 1934 - 23 January 2020), American journalist and novelist, executive editor and news anchor for the PBS NewsHour on PBS, and a debate moderator during U.S. presidential election campaigns, as quoted in "Jim Lehrer on Billy Bob, Reports of Rain and Stenography As Journalism" by Liz Cox Barrett, Columbia Journalism Review (2 June 2006)

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