He’s known as the Dean of Moderators, having been at the helm of twelve presidential debates since 1988.
But don’t count on veteran newsman Jim Lehrer making another go of it in 2016.
“No, no, no, a thousand times, no,” he tells TVNewser about what he’d say if asked to moderate in 2016.
“The only reason that I finally changed my mind [in 2012] was because I was persuaded by the Commission on Presidential Debates to do it, because we were going to try a new format,” he says, referring to the “new, open” approach that enabled the candidates to more freely speak and interact with each other.
Would anything change his mind when it comes to 2016?