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Jim Lehrer is a respected journalist and news anchor who began his public television career at KERA during the early 1970s. Lehrer was anchor and executive producer of Newsroom, a weekday news and public affairs program that became one of the most groundbreaking and highly-praised news shows in Texas. Jim subsequently moved to Washington, D.C., and began reporting on major national news stories.

Jim Lehrer and KERA’s Lee Cullum

Lehrer joined Robert MacNeil for PBS’s The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, which later evolved into The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Jim has moderated 12 presidential candidate debates.

The Jim Lehrer Roundtable honors Jim’s life-long achievements in the world of journalism and recognizes donors who generously give an annual gift of $10,000.

Please join The Jim Lehrer Roundtable or renew your support today! Contact Nancy Saustad, Vice President of Major Gifts, for more information regarding your membership, giving-level benefits and tour opportunities.

Giving Level and Benefits:


  • Minimum two exclusive events featuring national and KERA producers, personalities and reporters — events calendar below
  • Two special mailings featuring gifts selected by Jim Lehrer and KERA President Mary Anne Alhadeff
  • Recognition online and in the KERA and KXT print newsletter
  • Recognition on TV and/or radio
  • Invitations to attend exclusive KERA and KXT events
  • Complimentary tickets to station-sponsored events
  • Opportunity to purchase advance tickets to KERA and KXT events
  • Exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of KERA and KXT studios
  • KERA Member Rewards Card good for savings at performances, restaurants and other venues across North Texas — complete Member Rewards listing here
  • KERA Passport — extended, on-demand access to hundreds of hours of your favorite public television programs — learn more and activate here
  • Personalized donor service for station or program questions


Events Calendar:


Hors D’oeuvre & Learn 
Thursday, March 1
KERA: 3000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75201

Private Luncheon featuring Ari Shapiro,
American Radio Journalist and Host of NPR’s All Things Considered
and Krys Boyd, Host of KERA’s renowned Think radio program
Monday, March 5, 2018
Hamon Hall: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201


Please click here to make your donation to renew or join The Jim Lehrer Roundtable today! As always, thank you for all you do to support our mission.



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