Jan 24, 2020
By Andy Johnson
The long time host of “NewsHour” on PBS in the states, whose former co-anchor is Canadian, has died.
Jim Lehrer was 85.
He and Robert MacNeil saw broadcast journalism as a service with its main goal to help the public understand events and issues.
The two began their nightly reports on PBS in 1975.
Lehrer was also a frequent moderator of presidential debates.
Robert MacNeil, who was born in Montreal and attended university in Halifax and Ottawa, is still alive. He is 89.