Journalist Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS NewsHour, discusses his latest novel. It’s the story of a man who survives a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. Years later, he is forced to confront his painful memories when he spots a man he believes to have been one of his torturers.

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  • Jim Lehrer executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and author of two memoirs, three plays, and seventeen novels.

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