PBS anchor Jim Lehrer to return to work Thursday after heart surgery
Jim Lehrer returns to anchor The NewsHour, tomorrow, Thursday, June 26, for the first time since undergoing a successful heart valve procedure in late April. Lehrer plans to anchor the broadcast two or three days a week for awhile as he moves toward a full time schedule.
Beyond resuming his anchor duties at The NewsHour, Lehrer will head up PBS' live, primetime, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions this summer. NewsHour senior correspondents Gwen Ifill, Ray Suarez, Margaret Warner and Judy Woodruff will join Lehrer in reporting the convention events and developments from Denver (Democratic National Convention; August 25 to 28) and St. Paul (Republican National Convention; September 1 to 4).