Jim Lehrer is continuing to step back from his "Newshour" duties, graciously ceding his place to younger colleagues. Here is a recap of his distinguished career. At the end of the segment he enunciates the "guidelines" which have made him one of the most respected voices in American journalism. Ad multos annos!

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is a longtime Commonweal contributor.

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