RIP Jim Lehrer

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  1. imwjl

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    Such an honest and dignified presence, on the screen and over the speaker.

    I owe you, Mr. Lehrer. Thanks for being part of my lifelong education.

    I know he was born in Wichita, but he will always be a Texan to me.
     
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    One of the best in his profession. Adios amigo.
     
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    Rip

    Him and Cronkite, top of top.
     
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    I lived out in the country for 7-8 years in the 90s where my only tv station was pbs. McNeil/Lehrer was pretty much my only source of what was happening in the world through that time.
    RIP.
     
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    Grew up with him. I can still hear his voice even now...
     
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    RIP, a true giant of his profession. I always felt he was overlooked, but that was probably due to being on PBS most of his career.

    Then you were far better informed than folks tuning into CNN/Fox News and the like.
     
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    RIP. He will be missed.
    Who can fill those shoes today?
     
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    Total class act.
    Total.
     
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    One by one, they go - relics of my youth from a time when painstaking accuracy, civility and objectivity were the hallmark of the news. A standard built by Murrow and Cronkite and carried on by folks like Jim Lehrer, eroding away to nothing.
     
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    I don't watch TV much anymore but PBS news still comes off in the same great way. This is someone who truly influenced some of us in good ways but generations change and PBS is still quality.

    Most of my traditional TV news watching is when I travel - hotel room, hotel restaurant, hotel bar. The current generation still stand out against the competition.

    Back to topic, I get the warm comments for him. He was a great influence for us boomers and our elders.
     
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    grew up with him on tv

    he was an adult in the room when they became fewer and farther between

    rest well
     
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    He'll be missed. As already posted by others he was a complete class act and can be counted in the same ranks as Murrow, Cronkite and the other "deans" of journalism. Need more of them and less airtime for the talking head opinions.
     
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    rip a class act. It must have been sad for him watching the decay of news quality.PBS is the intelligence of intelligent broadcasting; NO BS,No bias Goodbye Jim!
     
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    Terrible tragedy for the non-fake news media. R.I.P. :(
     
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