For many years Jim Lehrer was the co-anchor of the PBS MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour. He was very popular, won many awards.
But he was also a very accomplished novelist, who wrote a series of bestselling books in the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s.
Over the years I interviewed Jim almost a dozen times. I always found him to be a sweet and gentle man, always a kind word for everybody, great stories to tell — especially in 1992, when I interviewed him for a memoir called “A Bus Of My Own.”
In that book, he recalls a chilling story that took place in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.