Not since the Watergate era have journalists—for better or worse—been front and center in our political debates. In newspaper parlance, theirs are the “above the fold” names—the reporters whose stories get attention and whose nuanced insights into current events make them essential resources for anyone who wants to know how Washington works.
In this timely series, get an inside look at today's news business from several acclaimed journalists who know what it takes to bring you the news you need, if not want.
Join Lesley Stahl, correspondent for 60 Minutes; Jim VandeHei, CEO of Axios; Mara Liasson, NPR correspondent, National Politics, Washington desk; and Jim Lehrer, former executive editor and news anchor for the PBS NewsHour as they share their unique perspectives on the changing news business, and offer some terrific stories from the field.
OCT 5 Lesley Stahl
Stahl is a well-known broadcast journalist and correspondent for 60 Minutes. She moderated Face the Nation from 1982-1991. Stahl is the author of Reporting Live and Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting.
OCT 12 Jim VandeHei
VandeHei, the CEO of the new media company Axios, was a co-founder and former CEO of the digital media company Politico. Previously, he had reported on the presidency and politics for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
OCT 19 Mara Liasson
A national political correspondent for NPR, Liasson’s reports air on All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC—focusing on the White House and Congress—and reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
OCT 26 Jim Lehrer
Lehrer is a respected journalist and former executive editor and news anchor for the PBS NewsHour, a position he held for 36 years. He has moderated 11 presidential and vice-presidential debates.
Photo caption: From left to right: Lesley Stahl (Photo: Eric Engberg), Jim VandeHei (Photo: AXIOS), Mara Liasson (Photo: NPR), Jim Lehrer