PBS' Jim Lehrer Stepping Down from Regular Anchor Role

PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer is taking another step toward ending his 36 years of anchoring or co-anchoring the daily public television news broadcast on WXXI-TV.

Lehrer says effective June 6, he will no longer be part of the regular daily anchor rotation team, but he will still appear on many Friday evenings to moderate the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks.

In announcing Thursday's decision, Lehrer said:

"I have been laboring in the glories of daily journalism now for 52 years, 36 of them here at the NewsHour and its earlier incarnations ... and there does come a time to step aside from the daily process, and that time has arrived."

You can watch Lehrer's announcement from Thursday's program in the video box below.

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