Archive for January, 2020

Remembering Jim Lehrer

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Let me tell you a brief story about Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of The PBS NewsHour, who died yesterday in his sleep at 85. The story illustrates his integrity and his commitment to news and fairness.
When he invited me to join The NewsHour in 1998, it was to establish and anchor something new: [...]

Carter, Rockefeller and The Shah of Iran: What 1979 Can Teach Us About The Dangers of Shadow Diplomacy

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

An edited transcript of an interview on NPR’s Here and Now with the host, Robin Young, on January 2, 2020:
The attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad this week is serving as a warning about the dangers of shadow diplomacy.
The Washington Post reported this week that Rudy Giuliani was part of a back-channel effort [...]