Jim Lehrer to close Emerson Center Celebrated Speakers Series

VERO BEACH — A handful of individual tickets, at $65 each, remain to available see author/journalist Jim Lehrer on March 27, the final speaker of the 2010 Celebrated Speakers Series at the Emerson Center.  Lehrer will speak to audiences at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.; his presentation is sponsored by Marine Bank.

Jim Lehrer worked for ten years in Dallas as a newspaperman and then as the host of a local experimental news program on public television before coming to Washington with PBS in 1972.  Soon after his coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings with Robert MacNeil in 1973, they became The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, and, in 1983, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, the first 60-minute evening news program on television. When MacNeil retired in 1995, the program was renamed The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Lehrer has been honored with numerous awards for journalism, including a presidential National Humanities Medal in 1999. In the last five presidential elections, he moderated ten of the nationally televised candidate debates. Lehrer has written 17 novels, including White Widow, Purple Dots, Blue Hearts, Flying Crows, The Special Prisoner and Eureka. He also has written two memoirs and three plays.

For tickets, call 772-778-5249, purchase online at www.TheEmersonCenter.org, or visit The Emerson Center.

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