On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are, sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there.
If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.- Benazir Bhutto
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.- Chris Patten
To state as clearly as may be what means lie ready to develop a property-owning democracy,...- Noel Skelton
The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment m...- William Ellery Channing
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.- Peter Ustinov
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|19th May, 1934
|Journalist, Newsreader, Novelist
James Charles Lehrer was born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He is an American journalist, news anchor and novelist. He earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in 1956. He is the former Executive Editor and a former News Anchor for the PBS NewsHour on PBS. He is known for his role as a Debate Moderator in U.S. Presidential Election campaigns. In 1959, he began his career in journalism at The Dallas Morning News in Texas. Later, he worked as a Reporter for the Dallas Times-Herald, where he covered the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. He has written several novels include: Viva Max!, Kick the Can, Crown Oklahoma, The Sooner Spy, Lost and Found, Blue Hearts, The Last Debate, Purple Dots, The Special Prisoner, Flying Crows, The Franklin Affair, and Oh, Johnny! He has received several awards, including Paul White Award (1990), George Foster Peabody Award, Emmy Award, National Humanities Medal (1999), and Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2008). He married to Kate Lehrer, a novelist in 1960. They have three daughters.
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