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Jim Lehrer, host of The NewsHour on P.B.S., returns to discuss his latest novel. It’s the story of a young marine whose life is changed by a chance encounter on his way to fight in World War Two and how things don’t always go according to plan.
- 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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