Jim Lehrer, when he moderated the the first 2008 presidential debate, at the University of Mississippi.
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May 12, 2011 "I have been laboring in the glories of daily journalism for 52 years," he says, "36 of them here at the NewsHour and its earlier incarnations ... and there comes a time to step aside from the daily process, and that time has arrived."
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