After Words

After Words: Jim Lehrer, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama," hosted by Gloria Borger, CNN

About the Program

Jim Lehrer, veteran newsman and prolific writer, discusses some of the more memorable moments of televised presidential debates since 196O. He shares how he developed his questions and kept them secret – and reveals which he believes were better left unasked.  He talks with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

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Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer has been a news anchor on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) since 1976, beginning on the MacNeil/Lehrer Hour.  He's the author of several fiction books, including "White Widow," and has served as a moderator for nine presidential debates.


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After Words: Jim Lehrer, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama," hosted by Gloria Borger, CNN

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Past Airings

  • Monday, January 2nd at 7am (ET)
  • Saturday, December 31st at 12pm (ET)
  • Saturday, November 26th at 5am (ET)
  • Thursday, November 24th at 5pm (ET)
  • Sunday, October 2nd at 11am (ET)
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