Lehrer, James (Charles)

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LEHRER, James (Charles)

LEHRER, James (Charles). American, b. 1934. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Co-partner, MacNeil-Lehrer Productions. Dallas Morning News, political reporter, 1959; Dallas Times Herald, court reporter, 1959-66, political columnist, 1966-68, and city editor, 1968-69; KERA-TV, Dallas, consultant, 1970, executive director of public affairs, 1970-72, editor and host of nightly news program; PBS, Washington, DC, first public affairs coordinator, 1972-73; National Public Affairs Center for Television, PBS news service, correspondent, 1973; The Robert MacNeil Report, co-anchor, 1975-76; The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, co-anchor and associate editor, 1976-83; The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, co-anchor, 1983-95; The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, anchor and executive editor, 1995-. Publications: NOVELS: Viva Max!, 1966; Kick the Can, 1988; Crown Oklahoma, 1989; The Sooner Spy, 1990; Lost and Found, 1991; Short List, 1992; Blue Hearts, 1993; Fine Lines, 1994; The Last Debate, 1995; White Widow, 1997; Purple Dots, 1998; The Special Prisoner, 2000; No Certain Rest, 2002. MEMOIRS: We Were Dreamers, 1975; A Bus of My Own, 1992. PLAYS: Chili Queen, 1986; Church Key Charlie Blue, 1987; The Will and Bart Show, 1992. Address: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, 3620 27th St S, Arlington, VA 22206, U.S.A.