A special edition of Feagler & Friends
Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor, PBS Newshour—For 35 years, Jim Lehrer has been a fixture at the PBS news desk, first as a correspondent, then co-anchor with his friend Robert MacNeil, now the sole host of the show that nightly beams national and international news into more than one million American homes. The Wichita-born Lehrer is familiar to a wide range of viewers as the moderator of Presidential debates. In the last six elections, Lehrer has moderated eleven debates, including the 2000 election year when he served as moderator of all three debates. However, as Lehrer tells Mr. Feagler, he sees himself more as a writer than a television star; and for good reason. He’s the author of 20 novels, the latest of which, Super, has just been published. In addition, he’s written two memoirs and three plays. Lehrer visited Cleveland in mid-June.
Bernardine van Kessel, Director of International Business Attraction, Team NEO—northeast Ohio’s regional chamber of commerce has appointed van Kessel as head of the agency’s first concerted effort to recruit overseas businesses to make greater Cleveland their U.S. base of operations. Her office will be responsible for direct and indirect recruitment. She’ll also help existing businesses with their efforts to secure international investment.