Jim Lehrer in Silicon Valley

Jim Lehrer

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Former News Anchor, PBS “NewsHour”; Author, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain

In conversation with David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University

As the “man in the middle seat,” legendary broadcaster Lehrer has presided more than 11 presidential and vice-presidential debates. Drawing on his own experiences and interviews with candidates and other moderators, Lehrer gives an insider account of all of the backstage drama and reflects on some of the “major moments” and “killer questions” that defined each historical debate.

Location: Lucie Stern Community Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (priority seating in the first few rows) $45 standard, $35 members.