Oct. 19, 2011 Commonwealth Club Jim Lehrer Tension City

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Palo Alto at the Lucie Stern Community Theatre, the Commonwealth Club hosted Jim Lehrer, former news anchor of the PBS NewsHour and author of “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.” He was interviewed by David M. Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University. Lehrer discussed moderating eleven debates over the past fifty years and how it changed the political process.

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