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2011-05-13 09:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club President Mark Hamrick is available for brief interviews for reporters and editors working on stories related to broadcaster Jim Lehrer's announcement yesterday that he would be stepping down as anchor of the News Hour. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Earlier this year, the Press Club announced that Lehrer would receive the Club's highest professional honor, the Fourth Estate Award at a...

2011-04-05 13:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Lehrer, who has set a standard of broadcast excellence at PBS for more than 35 years, has been selected as the winner of the National Press Club's 2011 Fourth Estate Award, the highest honor presented by the world's leading professional organization for journalists. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "Jim Lehrer has embodied the time-tested core values of journalism dating back to when many people had only...

2010-07-21 09:05:00

Long Association with MLP and the PBS NewsHour Will Assist in Leadership and Future Growth ARLINGTON, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Simon Marks, associate executive producer of the PBS NewsHour, has been named president of MacNeil Lehrer Productions effective September 1, 2010. Marks will take the position of current MLP President Lester Crystal, who recently announced his retirement. MacNeil Lehrer Productions, a partnership of Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer and Liberty Media...

2009-07-23 13:12:00

Jim Lehrer Moderates a One-Hour Forum About the Economy and the Role of the Federal Reserve Bank With Chairman Bernanke, a Studio Audience and Online Participation -Sunday, July 26 Excerpts Will Air on The Newshour on July 27, 28 and 29, Followed by a Full Hour PBS Special Feed to Local Stations on July 29 ARLINGTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will sit down with Jim Lehrer, anchor and executive...

2008-11-22 15:58:20

PBS anchors Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil said during a Phoenix awards event held by Arizona State University that reporters still have a place in the world. Lehrer said while online bloggers are increasing in popularity and ratings of major news programs are plummeting, there is still reason to believe true reporters hold a vital role in society, The Arizona Republic reported Saturday. Bloggers are "¦ commentary, not reporters, the 74-year-old said at Friday's event at the Arizona...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By Rachel Leibrock, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 14--Literary luminaries ranging from novelist John Updike to newsman-novelist Jim Lehrer and poet Rita Dove highlight the just-announced sixth season of California Lectures. All events take place at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. The 2008-09 season kicks off Sept. 17 with a special matinee appearance by humorist Garrison Keillor, who introduced "good, loving people who drive each other crazy" in book and radio versions of his "A...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'