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The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners is pleased to announce Jim Lehrer as the keynote speaker for the 2017 National Conference on Philanthropic Planning (NCPP).



Best known for 36 years of nightly news reporting on PBS, Jim Lehrer started working first as a newspaper reporter, then a political columnist and city editor. His first work in public television was as executive director of public affairs and host of a nightly news program in Dallas. He moved to PBS to serve as news and public affairs coordinator and, in 1973, partnered on air with correspondent Robert MacNeil to provide coverage and analysis of the Watergate hearings.

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After moderating 12 debates across seven presidential elections, Jim Lehrer offered advice to future moderators that charitable planners can also take to heart: “It’s less about preparing questions than it is about preparing to listen, being comfortable enough to listen to the answer and make a decision about whether to follow up, or go to the other candidate for a response, or move on. You have to be comfortable enough to make these kinds of split-second decisions, and the only way you get comfortable is to do your homework.”  Read More



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