Jim Lehrer wins National Press Club’s prestigious Fourth Estate Award

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PBS NewsHour newsman Jim Lehrer is this year’s recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the highest honor from the National Press Club. “Jim Lehrer has embodied the time-tested core values of journalism dating back to when many people had only black and white screens and continuing through today’s era of high definition television and social media,” National Press Club President Mark Hamrick said in a statement. “Amid the cacophony of a sometimes shrill media landscape, he has remained the true voice of reason, balance and fairness.” Lehrer is the 39th recipient. Previous award winners include Walter Cronkite, Christiane Amanpour and David Broder. The club will present the honor at a dinner event later this year.

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