EntertainmentTV 'NewsHour's' Jim Lehrer to step down PBS has announced Jim Lehrer will retire from the anchor spot of their "NewsHour" broadcast after 35 years. His will leave the show the week of June 6, 2011. (Sept. 26, 2008) Photo Credit: AP By Verne Gay May 12, 2011 11:06 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A legend is about to step down: Jim Lehrer is leaving his role as anchor of "NewsHour" effective June 6. More details to come, and you can go here for the full announcement. But Jim will remain on the broadcast -- just not in a nightly role. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.