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Award-winning journalist Jim Lehrer to visit alma mater Jefferson HS

Release: October 4, 2017 

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Who:           National award-winning journalist and author Jim Lehrer

What:         To visit his high school alma mater to meet with teen journalists

When:         Oct. 4 - (Wed) at 1:30 p.m.*
*Note that at 1:30 he will tour Jefferson campus; at 1:45 he begins his talk with students

Where:        Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

Before moderating 12 U.S. presidential debates, co-hosting the PBS MacNeil/ Lehrer NewsHour, covering the Senate during the Watergate hearings and serving as a political writer for Dallas’ former afternoon daily newspaper, the Times Herald, where he reported on the assassination of President John Kennedy, Jim Lehrer first began honing the skills that would go on to make him an award-winning journalist while he still was a student at SAISD’s Jefferson High School.

The highlight of Lehrer’s return to where it all began for him will be sharing his expertise and some of his experiences with newspaper and yearbook staff students at his alma mater.

The Jefferson High School class of 1952 member received a 2017 INSPIRE Award on Oct. 3 from the SAISD Foundation.