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The News Hour With Jim Lehrer

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

Those Rapacious Health Insurers Raise Premiums 9% This Year for Job-Based Health Insurance

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Job-based healthcare plans now cost a whopping $15,000 per year for a family, with workers picking up $4,129 of that amount, meaning that workers' share of healthcare costs has risen a stunning 131% in 10 years.

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

O'Reilly, Beck, Olbermann and Maddow: Venomous Snakes?

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

No one wants to watch normal, well-adjusted, happy, rational, reasonable people on TV; they're boring -- like C-SPAN or the News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

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...

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."

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 ...

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...