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Jim Lehrer

Thursday, April 16, 2009

You may know Jim Lehrer as a PBS news anchor, but did you also know that he is a prolific novelist? His latest work of fiction mixes baseball, World War Two and romance. It’s called Oh, Johnny.

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Comments [7]

Jennie Smith Wilson from Ridgewood, NJ

Bravo Jim Lehrer -- a national treasure for his journalistic insight and storytelling. I have just ordered 2 copies of Oh Johnny -- one for my father the other for me. Please have him on more frequently, he is just wonderful to listen to! Thank you!

Apr. 16 2009 07:24 PM
Heather Baker-Sullivan from Mount Kisco NY

Has Mr. Lehrer ever read J. Glenn Grey's "The Warriors" Reflections on Men in Battle"? It is a wonderful collection of diary entries and journals with later life reflections of the author who was stationed in Europe during WW2.

Apr. 16 2009 12:26 PM
John B from Jersey City

This novel sounds really cool; can't wait to read it.

Apr. 16 2009 12:25 PM
Connie from Hoboken

Mr. Lehrer makes a wonderful guest. When I see him on the Newshour I sometimes see the twinkle in his eye, but I can 'see' it even better on the radio!

Apr. 16 2009 12:22 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Lehrer is a delight to hear. He's aces.

Apr. 16 2009 12:13 PM
rick from manhattan

Leonard,

Can you ask Jim if he is feeling well? It seems that he has been on the New Hour infrequently since his recent health issues concerning his heart.

Apr. 16 2009 10:55 AM
George from Bay Ridge

What does he think of the ongoing transformation of the news from the internet to the decline of newspapers?

Apr. 16 2009 10:44 AM

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