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Respected Contributor
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Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

America has lost another great newscaster.  Many of us remember watching the MacNeil/Leher newsreport. Sadly I learned he has passed on. Jim Leher always had a low key easy going nature to him, an understated anchor.  Many of todays anchors should be schooled by watching his videotapes.  Sadly what passes for news today is embarrasing. I often find myself switching to the BBC news to get away from all the talking heads.  

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

 

Mr Lehrer - a man with a great deal of integrity.  

He leaves a good mark. 

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

I totally agree. BBC is an option in our home too.

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

fair - decent - and a true journalist, a dying breed. with that great half smile - and twinkly eyes.                                              Godspeed.

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

Oh wow, that's sad. I know people have to die but that is sad.

He was a comfortable, reliable newscaster, along the lines of Walter Cronkite, I think.

I read he died peacefully in his sleep. That is how my sweet grandmother died. I guess that is a good way to go onto the nextSmiley Happy

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

ITA with all the above.  Can't believe he was 85, almost seems like yesterday.

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

Definitely a man of integrity and a true journalist. He will be missed. Not many like him now. He left big shoes to fill. 

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Re: Jim Leher dead at the age of 85

I don't have the BBC option, so more often than not I just don't watch. 

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