SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

April 27, 2010 19:40 ET

NewsHour's Jim Lehrer Returns to TOWN HALL to Discuss Media's Changing Role

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" will discuss the changing role of media with TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

On the need for maintaining credible new sources in the digital age, Lehrer said, "In this new media world, everybody who cares about the issues, cares about our democratic society, has to work a little harder to get the information."

In addition to being a renowned journalist, Lehrer has authored two memoirs, three screenplays and 20 novels; most recently is a suspense novel titled "Super." Publisher Random House states, "In the tradition of Murder on the Orient Express, Jim Lehrer bring together a cast of characters as fascinating as the historic train that will carry them from Chicago to Los Angeles... The twists and turns will keep readers turning the pages at top speed to finish one of the most captivating stories of Lehrer's prolific career."

Lehrer's journalism career began in 1959 at The Dallas Morning News. The NewsHour grew out of the partnership with Robert MacNeil on The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, which became in 1983 the first hour-long broadcast of national nightly news. Today, The NewsHour's web site averages more than 1 million unique visitors weekly. During the past six presidential elections, Lehrer served as a moderator for 11 nationally televised debates. Lehrer received the 1999 National Humanities Medal. He has also won two Emmys and the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award.

This marks Lehrer's second appearance at TOWN HALL Los Angeles. On October 20, 1998, he addressed the topic "Journalism's Fall from Grace: Modern Media as Professional Wrestling."

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When:   Thursday, May 6, 2010
    12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Program with Q&A
     
Where:   Millennium Biltmore Hotel
    506 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets $48-60, Call 213.628.8141 or www.townhall-la.org.

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