Do you recognize this man? Not everyone will, but some might. This is Jim Lehrer, host of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, which has been on PBS for almost 30 years now. My Mom always had me sit down and watch the program - even from when it was The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. This was always a tradition for Mom and I - she'd have me watch the news and then she'd teach me what she could about the politics behind the people involved in each segment, helping me to understand what was going on. Honestly, I can't remember that far back, but there's the definite possibility that I've been watching The NewsHour since I was several months old. Anyway, because Jim Lehrer has always been, in my opinion, a very fair and intelligent newscaster, and he was essentially the third person responsible for my political and current events education, I wrote him a letter of thanks for all his years of reporting the news. I also let him know that my Dad and I still watch. ...and he wrote back! He wrote a similarly heartfelt letter, letting me know that, "There could be no better an affirmation of what we do - and why - like your letter." So, yeah. Personally, I think that's the coolest autograph ever. I mean, I grew up watching TV and, if given the opportunity, I'd rather have heard the kind words of Jim Lehrer over George Peppard, Bill Shatner, Patrick Stewart, etc.