Hall Of Fame 2006

Jim LehrerJim Lehrer

(Victoria College)
Jim Lehrer received an associate of arts degree from Victoria College in 1954 where he was editor of the Jolly Roger. He went to Washington with PBS in 1972, teaming with Robert MacNeil in 1973 to cover the Senate Watergate hearings. They began in 1975 what became The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. When MacNeil retired in 1995, the program was renamed The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He has been honored with numerous awards for journalism, including a presidential National Humanities Medal in 1999. In the last five presidential elections, he moderated 10 of the nationally televised candidate debates.

Staley McBrayerStaley McBrayer

(Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Staley T. McBrayer, after his graduation in 1933 from East Texas State University (Texas A&M University-Commerce), was a newspaper reporter, advertising salesman, business manager, editor, print shop operator, publisher, developer of three groups of suburban newspapers and was co-inventor and prime mover behind the development of the web-perfecting offset press for newspapers. In 1957, the first Vanguard web-perfecting press for newspaper use was created by McBrayer with the help of printer Herbert Killickand and engineer Grant Ghormley. The Vanguard press became the prototype of all offset web-perfecting newspaper presses.

Joe NortonJoe Norton

(University of Dallas)
Looking back over a 45-year career in education, Joe Norton says journalism has been in his blood since he was a senior in high school. As an educator, his longest tenure was at Tarrant County College where he was a newspaper adviser for 30 years. During his tenure at TCC, The Collegian, the district’s weekly newspaper, won numerous state and national awards. After retiring from TCC, he continued working on a project he had begun two years earlier at the University of Dallas, advising the newspaper and yearbook and rebuilding the journalism program.

Bob SchiefferBob Schieffer

Anchor of The CBS Evening News, Bob Schieffer is broadcast journalism’s most experienced Washington reporter. He also serves as anchor and moderator of Fact the Nation, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast. He has covered Washington for CBS News for more than 30 years and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital. He has won six Emmy Awards and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards.