James Charles Lehrer was conceived on May 19, 1934, in Wichita, Kansas. His mom, Lois Catherine (née Chapman), was an educator, and his dad, Harry Frederick Lehrer, was a bus stop manager. His fatherly grandparents were German foreigners. His maternal granddad was J. B. Chapman, a noticeable Church of the Nazarene figure. He went to center school in Beaumont, Texas, and moved on from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, where he was a games supervisor for the Jefferson Declaration. He graduated with a partner degree from Victoria College, and a four year certification in reporting from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in 1956.
In the wake of moving on from school Lehrer joined the United States Marine Corps and served for a very long time as an infantry officer. He credited his administration and goes with helping him to look past himself and feel an association with the world that he would not have in any case experienced.
In 1959, Lehrer started his vocation in reporting at The Dallas Morning News in Texas. Afterward, he filled in as a correspondent for the Dallas Times Herald, where he covered the death of John F. Kennedy in 1963. He was a political editorialist there for quite a while, and in 1968 he turned into the city editor.
Lehrer started his TV vocation at KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas, as the chief head of Public Affairs, a live host, and editorial manager of an evening news program. In 1972, he moved to PBS in Washington, D.C., to turn into the Public Affairs Coordinator, an individual from Journalism Advisory Board, and a Fellow at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). He functioned as a reporter for the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), where he met Robert MacNeil. In 1973, they covered the Senate Watergate hearings and the disclosure of the Watergate Tapes broadcast, live on PBS (This inclusion of the hearings would later assistance lead to and be the motivation for what might in the end turn into The MacNeil/Lehrer Report). Lehrer covered the House Judiciary Committee’s prosecution request of President Richard Nixon.
In October 1975, Lehrer turned into the Washington journalist for The Robert MacNeil Report on Thirteen/WNET New York. After two months on December 1, 1975, he was elevated to co-anchor, and the program was likewise renamed The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil relaunched their show as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, which was renamed The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, following MacNeil’s flight in 1995. The program was renamed the PBS NewsHour in 2009.
To look after objectivity, Lehrer decided not to vote.
Lehrer went through a heart valve medical procedure in April 2008. On April 17, 2008, permitting Ray Suarez, Gwen Ifill, and Judy Woodruff to moor in their stead until Lehrer’s profit for June 26, 2008.
Lehrer ventured down as anchor of the PBS NewsHour on June 6, 2011, yet kept on directing the Friday news investigation portions and be associated with the show’s creation organization, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Lehrer got a few honors a lot during his vocation in news coverage, including a few Emmys; the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award; a William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit; and the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s Medal of Honor. In 2004, he was granted a privileged Doctor of Journalism degree by McDaniel College.