"So at sixteen I decided I was going to be a sportswriter. Once I made that decision, I worked for the high school paper. Then we moved to San Antonio, where I attended Thomas Jefferson High School and became one of the three sports editors at the Jefferson Declaration. By my senior year, I was hooked beyond belief."
Source: Texas Monthly, The Ex-Files, August 2000; Photos from pbs.org
From 1959 to 1966 he worked as a reporter at the Dallas Morning News, and he later served as the city editor at the Dallas Times Herald. He now hosts the nightly news program The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer on PBS. The author of fourteen books, Lehrer published his latest novel, The Special Prisoner (Random House), in May, 2000.
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