Lehrer says writing is a priority

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PBS newsman Jim Lehrer, out on tour for his latest novel, Oh Johnny, paused for a question and answer session with The Sacramento Bee. How has he found time to write 19 novels, two memoirs, two screenplays and three stage plays? “It goes back to when I had a heart attack 25 years ago. I was recovering and the doctor said, ‘You ought to prioritize the rest of your time.’ So I did. By not doing the things I don’t want to do, I have plenty of time to do the things I do want to do.”

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