College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Conversation with Jim Lehrer: Reflections on a Career in Journalism

A Presentation of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Mason Wrestling, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mason Hall, Meese Conference Room
April 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer's name is synonymous with news. He began his career in journalism more than fifty years ago with the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times-Herald, and soon moved to television news.

Lehrer covered the events surrounding the Watergate scandal and the resulting resignation of President Richard Nixon. He went on to spend some of the nation's most turbulent years delivering news on public television, where he has amassed many awards for journalism. He has moderated twelve nationally televised presidential debates, most recently the October 2012 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.

Now Jim Lehrer is visiting George Mason University, at the invitation of Mason's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Mason Wrestling, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dean Jack Censer will speak informally with Lehrer about his distinguished career and his impressions on the patterns he's seen develop in American journalism and in American government. This should be an informative and entertaining event.

Following the presentation, Mr. Lehrer will sign copies of his most recent book, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates.

Hosted by George Mason University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Mason Wrestling, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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