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Jim Lehrer

David Letterman Apology Redux: Shame on Dave for Buckling Under to Palin's Lies

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Will Letterman now start to censor himself with his writers and, worse, when he interacts with his guests? All it takes is another person to mislead the media and public as Palin has shamelessly done.

PBS' "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" Getting 21st Century Makeover

New York Times | Elizabeth Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," public broadcasting's nightly newscast, is getting a makeover, designed to bring it more fully into the digital era, g...

The Posse is Not Currently Available

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

So we have a lawless world and the president can do what he wants to do (didn't we just see how that turns out?) and somehow that is standing up for the rule of law.

Jim Lehrer: Journalism is Still About the Story

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Al Eisele

Jim Lehrer has two words of advice for mainstream journalists who worry that they're headed for extinction in the brave new world of the Internet. The words are "Calm down."

Post-Election: Call it Decompression

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He did the strangest thing last night: He turned the TV off. There he was, still in the early part of the evening, with another hour or two of poli...

"Video Your Vote" On PBS And YouTube

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

if you spot (and record on video) something unusual at your polling place, you will have an easy way of uploading it to a place where journalists will have immediate access.

Winning the Next Presidential Debate

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Most people think they're in a way higher income bracket than they are.

Debate #1: The Knockout that Wasn't. What Obama Needs to Do Next Time.

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There was no knockout. And a knockout was what Obama needed. At best, it was a tie. And as the underdog in many ways, Obama needed to do much more than simply hold his own.

A Hat Tip for Lehrer

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Schmeltzer

Let me take a moment to praise the absolutely wonderful job Jim Lehrer did moderating this debate.

Friday Night Live in Oxford

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Since the primary concern of both candidates in the debate was not to screw up, that was just fine. Just not screwing up, however, doesn't make for a very exciting debate.

Obama vs. McCain: Gettin' LiveBloggy With It

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ETP liveblogged the debate tonight with Glynnis MacNicol and John Carney. You can find all the good stuff through the link (we blogged it using the ne...

Eye Contact Is Un-American

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The Democrats needed a firm leader, who arrived outraged on behalf of a country gone to hell. What they got was a gentleman with a fine memory, who largely repeated the same message he's been delivering for half a year.

What Kissinger Said: "I Do Not Believe That We Can Make Conditions"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Jim Lehrer missed an opportunity last night to help clarify for people watching the debate what is in dispute between Democrats like Barack Obama and ...

Oxford Debates the Debates

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

If this debate doesn't go off as scheduled, that will be bad news for Washington, too. The people of Oxford are already mad. They'll be madder.

An Open Letter to Jim Lehrer About the First Presidential Debate

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

Make sure John McCain actually answers those questions. I'm not worried about Obama. I know he will.

Debates 2.0: How the Super Bowl of Politics Could Be 'Must See' TV

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jesse Kornbluth

The format is mired in the 1960s. It encourages candidates to cram like college kids. But the debates could be mesmerizing, revealing TV.

Jed Lewison

McCain Aide Claims Credit For Deal, Says "We're Going Into A Debate" | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly before 2pm ET, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said on MSNBC that his boss deserves credit for the bipartisan bailout deal. Bounds then appare...

Sam Stein

Obama Will Make Debate A Townhall If McCain Doesn't Show | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated 9/26: Click here for updated videos, photos and analysis from the first presidential debate Click here for all debate-related news at HuffP...

"Baby Steps" to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

We are, it seems, suffering from a national "Stockholm Syndrome" when it comes to asking basic questions about the relationship between the United Sta...

Will Lehrer Ask McCain, Obama About Israeli-Palestinian Peace?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Naiman

The first 2008 presidential debate between Senator Obama and Senator McCain will focus on foreign policy and will occur this coming Friday. Jim Lehrer...

Sam Stein

Lehrer Discusses Contours Of Presidential Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Lehrer, the venerable host of NewsHour fame, has moderated ten presidential debates in his lifetime. But as he approaches his responsibilities as ...

Generation Debate

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What's different than last time with the presidential debate lineup? Virtually nothing, from one side. Except for the Gibson-Brokaw swap, the slate is pretty much the same.

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Obama's Right on Afghanistan

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The New York Times today broke news that supports Obama's case for putting Pakistan and Afghanistan front and center in the fight against global terrorism.

Jim Lehrer To Return To "NewsHour" After Two Month Recovery From Heart Surgery

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jim Lehrer is set to return to his PBS show "The NewsHour" two months after undergoing a successful heart surgery. In April, PBS announced that Lehre...

Lehrer Says "NewsHour" Money Woes Are Worst Ever

New York Times | Elizabeth Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It has been a rough few weeks for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS. In late April, Mr. Lehrer, who turns 74 on Monday, had aortic valve replacem...