Robert MacNeil is an American novelist and formerly was a television news anchor and journalist. He rose to fame during his coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings for PBS, which led to an Emmy Award. This helped lead to his most famous news role, where he worked with Jim Lehrer to create “The Robert MacNeil Report” in 1975. This was later renamed “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” and then “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour”.
Macneil?s autobiography is “Looking for My Country: Finding Myself in America”. He helped PBS in its coverage of the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath, interviewing reporters, and giving his thoughts on the attacks.
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