“Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates,” PBS anchor Jim Lehrer

A veteran PBS news anchor who has moderated 12 presidential and vice presidential election debates, Jim Lehrer will discuss his experience moderating the first 2012 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. He will also discuss his book, “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.” In the book, Lehrer draws on his own experiences as “the man in the middle seat,” in-depth interviews with the candidates and his fellow moderators, and transcripts of key exchanges, to illuminate what he calls the “Major Moments” and “killer questions” that defined the debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.

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Date(s) - 11/13/2012
6:00 pm

Robinson Center, Barry L. Travis Exhibition Hall